Election 2016 not war – Shatta Wale


    Controversial dancehall artiste Shatta Wale has appealed to Ghanaian youth not to spill blood before, during and after the 2016 elections because it is not worth it.

    He said elections are about deepening the democracy of the country, and also choosing the right leaders to rule the nation hence the need to approach the polls with circumspection.

    Speaking on personality profile show – Starr Chat – Wednesday, the “Kakai” hit maker said going into the seventh poll under the Fourth Republic, he hopes to meet the two main contenders – President John Mahama and Nana Akufo-Addo – to commit to a peaceful election.

    “Ghana is in their hands,” Shatta Wale told host Bola Ray from the studios of Starr FM.

    According to him, the electorate should see the 2016 election as “a great time for Ghana and a blessing to use our wisdom and knowledge” for the betterment of the West African nation.

    The “Mahama Paper” singer said Ghanaians should rather tell the flagbearers of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) to “protect us” instead of plunging the country into chaos.

    He said he hopes to bring the two political heavyweights together at a peace concert ahead of the elections to signal to the youth, in particular, that the election is about “peace and not war.”

    “I want to meet both at one concert. It’s a plus to see my president and the opposition using my tracks to campaign. I need a platform for people to see that these people are at peace and not at war.”

    Shatta Wale reiterated that he will never endorse any of the presidential candidates because it is not worth it.