An avid supporter of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Socrate Safo has been chided for questioning John Dumelo’s competency to be a Member of Parliament.
On early Sunday morning, Socrate, who is also the Director for Creative Arts at the National Commission on Culture (NCC) in Ghana, stated that the NDC parliamentary candidate for Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency, John Dumelo lacks the competency to be a Member of Parliament.
His come comment stemmed from Mr Dumelo’s recent comment on UTV’s United Showbiz program that the Ghana Films Industry Corporation was sold by the NPP government.
“A Film Actor in Ghana who says Ghana Films Industry Corporation was sold out by NPP is not competent to lead a constituency,” he wrote on Facebook.
Following his comment, a section of Ghanaian social media users have descended heavily on him.
Some of them who commented on his post said he has sold his conscience and truth to the NPP for money.
One Able Manaf Able replied that Socrate Safo has turned into a political junkie—and he is being used by politicians.
Socrate Safo’s post also pushed NDC’s Sadiq Abdulai Abu to react.
Sadiq rebutted: “Remember when you were described as “classless” and not fit to be a deputy minister because apparently you did a porn movie? How did that make you feel?
“Remember how your party didn’t consider you serious enough and worthy of information of their activities and support to such an extent you cried on live radio? Anytime you feel like talking down on an industry or a member of the industry you come from in defence of the careless members and ministers of your government, remember the systematic treatment and perceptions that underscores such narratives that have since made it hard for you to get your befitting roles and assistance in your government because apparently you aren’t serious enough and known for filming porn movies.
“Remember the defense and the advocacy campaign members of industry have had to mount for you against the call that, somebody that shoots porn can’t be in charge of any space that seeks to promote our cultural identity via the Center for National Culture. But I get it, it’s clear now why and how the Nana Addo is yet to deliver a single of the 18 promises made to the creative industry.”