By Patrick Akoto
Ace broadcaster Yaw Ampofo Ankrah has quit his job to support the campaign of Ghana President John Dramani Mahama.
The former BBC presenter has resigned his post as the Sports Editor of TV3 network to focus on campaigning for president Mahama’s endorsement in the December polls.
The move is viewed as a huge gamble in some quarters as he may incur the wrath of his supporters who may belong to the main opposition New Patriotic Party.
But the popular TV host is unperturbed about the effect of his decision and ready to join the campaign to have president Mahama win the general elections.
“I have resigned my position at TV3 to focus on ensuring I campaign vigorously for president Mahama,” Ankrah told Radio XYZ
“I am not a card bearing member of the NDC but I have a democratic right to vote, have the ability to convince people and that’s what I am doing.
“I am going around doing my little campaign to help the president win the upcoming presidential elections.
“John Mahama is not desperate for power and so if he fails to win the presidency, that will not be the end of life for him.
“Some of us are tired of the smear campaign against him and that’s why some of us decided to join the team.
“It is important for people to understand that if we don’t believe in the same political philosophy, it doesn’t mean we can’t be friends. We can still have lunch, and go to the stadium together.
“If you are discerning and look carefully, there is one camp that is study and focus on the message while the other is only interested in smear campaign and some of us need to step up and do the right thing.
The former ETV presenter is the junior brother of Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, who is the campaign director of President Mahama.
A number of celebrities including Kasum Sinare, Bob Okala and Clement Booney (Mr Beautiful) amongst others have openly endorsed the Ghanaian leader.