Bhim Nation Chief Executive Officer, Livingston Etse Satekla, popularly referred to as Stonebwoy has dissociated himself from a post that seems to court support for the opposition party, National Democratic Congress, (NDC) on the legalization of Okada.
Few weeks ago, presidential candidate for the current biggest opposition party, Mr John Dramani Mahama revealed on a television network that he would legalize the illegal motor service transport section known as okada and other tricycle business.
In an interesting turn of events, an old video posted on social media three years ago by Stonebwoy has resurfaced showing how he is advocating for okada. In the video, Stonebwoy is seated on an okada. He states that sometimes one has to engage the services of an okada, especially when the traffic is too much.
This has gotten a lot of his fans and other faithful questioning his decision to allegedly campaign indirectly for former President Mahama who has promised to legalize the trade.
This widespread notion was sparked by the comments in the video; “Sometimes were need to join the Okada charley…too much traffic my guy. Okada is good for the people. Ashaiman boy… I had to join the Okada because of too much traffic”.
However, Stonebwoy has come out to explain that he is not in support of any candidate and dissociates himself from the video and its interpretations.
” My attention has been drawn to a 3-Year-old video of me riding on an OKADA. Which is being Publicized As An Endorsement For A Political Party.. I disassociate Myself From this.. Please I Beg this is NOT in ANY WAY an ENDORSEMENT For ANY POLITICAL PARTY #GodBlessGhana” the statement read.
Undoubtedly, in the video, none in the video is seen in the facemask and he also talks about a Vodafone concert, which obviously gives evidence that the video is not a recent video. It is in this light that he has issued the disclaimer.
In 2015, Stonebwoy won the Best International Act award and Best Artiste of the Year at the BET AWARDS show and Vodafone Ghana Music Awards respectively.
SOURCE: ONESIPHORUS OBUOBI