Actor Michael Afranie has hinted that he will be contesting the Manso Nkwanta parliamentary seat in 2020 as an independent candidate.
He contested the Manso Nkwanta parliamentary seat in the Ashanti region as an independent candidate in the 2016 elections and lost to NPP, candidate Joseph Albert Quarm.
Michael Afranie polled 560 votes representing 1.46% of the total votes in the area and held the third position.
“I was not surprised by the outcome of the elections because, in every contest you either win or lose” he intimated.
Speaking to OneCharles on Otec FM’s Anokyekrom, he asserted that only a strong and well carried campaign message can secure victory for a candidate and as such plans to go back to the drawing board, and plan for 2020.
“If God grants me life, strength and nothing bad happens……i will run again because I am in my political career” he said.
According to him, he contested the district assembly elections on three occasions before he finally got the nod to become an assembly member, so losing this contest does not dumpen his spirit.
He intimated that, he would not quit acting and movie production even if he wins the parliamentary seat.
Michael Afranie cautioned Ghanaians, and his colleagues in the creative arts industry who campaigned for the various political parties to desist from attacking, insulting and vilifying political opponents for the sake of the peace and growth of the country and industry.
At the time of the interview, Michael Afranie was not sure how many votes he polled because his agents were still gathering pink sheets from the various polling stations in the constituency but had been told he was second runner-up.