Lil Win, a well-known figure in the Kumawood film industry, has taken an unexpected step into the world of politics by declaring his candidacy for the parliamentary seat in the Afigya Kwabre South constituency.
Using his showbiz moniker, Kwadwo Nkansah, Lil Win intends to contest this seat as an independent candidate in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
Lil Win’s decision to venture into politics is a result of the strong encouragement and endorsement he has received from local chiefs and elders within the constituency.
He revealed that these influential community leaders approached him in the previous year, proposing that he stand as an independent candidate for the parliamentary seat.
“In October of last year, I found myself in a situation where a group of elders approached me. They had already discussed the possibility of me becoming their MP as an independent candidate.
“They assured me of their commitment to securing my triumph in the election,” LilWin explained.
The chiefs’ interest gained momentum following the release of his recent movie, titled ‘Mr. President.’
Lil Win shared that after viewing the film, the chiefs and leaders approached him to convey their firm support for his candidacy. They highlighted that his family members, including his mother and uncle, were also supportive of his decision to enter politics.
“My initial response was that I wasn’t interested, yet they still kept pressuring me to contest as an independent candidate, that way I do not divide my fans be they NPP, NDC or CPP supporters.
“They also said that I will be provided with an English language tutor so that I can speak better and express myself,” LilWin recounted.
Although initially hesitant about the idea of entering politics, Lil Win explained that the unwavering insistence of the chiefs and local leaders ultimately convinced him to take the leap.
Addressing his plans for the constituency, Lil Win underscored his dedication to tackling the challenges faced by local youth, especially those grappling with issues related to drugs and alcohol.
“In our region, many of the youths face hardships stemming from drug and alcohol issues. So, I think if I come, I will focus on jobs… because there are no jobs, they are engaging in all kinds of deviant behaviours,” he stated.
He emphasized his commitment to prioritizing job creation as a means to alleviate the difficulties experienced by the younger generation in the area.