Gospel singer, Gify Osei may soon turn politician, as she is reported to be an aspiring Member of Parliament (MP) for her native land, the Senya Beraku traditional area.
According to Ghanacelebrities.com, the Tufuhene of Senya Beraku traditional area, Nenyi Kwa Bentum IV disclosed that the people of the area have indeed sealed talks with the musician to contest the Member of Parliament (MP) seat in their constituency.
Nenyi Kwa Bentum IV said: “If you will recollect, last 3 years during our durbar, we made her the Peace and Development Ambassador. Since that time till now, she has really done well in following up on developmental issues in the area.”
He added, “Since anyone yearns for development and she has not disappointed us over the years with her development ambassadorial role, we thought it expedient to fall on her. We called on her and presented the proposal to her and she gladly accepted our offer but begged to discuss it with her husband.”
He also added that whichever political party she chooses is not a problem to them; “We are presenting a human being – not a party. We don’t care which political party she belongs to or chooses to use their ticket to campaign. Whether she goes with NPP, NDC, or as independent candidate, we don’t mind”, he said.
“Everyone has reasons for going into politics – the money, personal interest, but we have absolute confidence in her. She can do it. We know she won’t go and forget about us or turn her back to us when we call on her for help”, he added.
So will Gifty Osei contest for the seat, and would she win?