Ace comedian and Kumawood actor, Alex Kofi Adu, popularly known as Agya Koo, has debunked rumours that he was paid to support the flagbearer of the major opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo Addo. The renowned Kumawood actor, alongside some other celebrities, held a press conference yesterday [Wednesday], to announce their endorsement of the NPP Presidential hopeful ahead of this year’s elections.
Agya Koo during the conference dubbed Agenda 57%, condemned the present government for crippling the country’s economy. Citing the harsh economic conditions, Agyaa Koo threw his weight behind Nana Addo, and urged people to vote him for a positive change in the present situation.
The comedian’s support has, however, raised eyebrows among a section of Ghanaians who believe he was bribed to support the NPP. But speaking on Asempa FM on Wednesday, Agya Koo responded to the criticisms, saying he was not paid to support the NPP flagbearer. The ace comedian said he was only supporting Nana Addo out of genuine convictions, and also according to the view of the majority of Ghanaians.
Debunking the rumours further, Agyaa Koo claimed that President Mahama and his wife Lordina were his close pals, but due to the way the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has mismanaged the country, he decided to turn his support to the opposition NPP.
Reiterating the negative effects of the poor economy on the movie industry, Agya Koo lamented that for up to five years now, no producer has featured him in any movie, as they always claim the economy is bad.
The actor maintained that the economic hardships in the country is his major reason for his endorsement of Nana Addo. He also promised to give the Agenda 57 campaign his all, to ensure the NPP Presidential hopeful gets 57% to win the December 7th polls.