Barely two years after claims he had no regrets joining the National Democratic Congress (NDC), renowned Ghanaian Highlife musician, has Jewel Ackah changed the chorus.
The Ace Ghanaian highlife artiste and NDC party anthem composer ‘Arise Arise’ during an interview in 2015 had revealed that joining the party in 2017 was the best thing to have happened to him.
“I met the President because I knew him way back from Takoradi, then I agreed to do the song which I didn’t charge because I was afraid, so I only told him I need a studio. They gave me the lyrics which I did some changes to and did the entire composition and since then I became part of the National Democratic Congress and I later did other party songs,” he said.
“It took almost about two terms and nothing came so after President John Mahama came, things were better. I was given a job to do and a whole lot of things. Later, I became committed, everywhere they went, they would call me and people presumed that I was working for the party,” he added
But the musician has made a sudden U-Turn and says he has been neglected by the very party he toiled for because nothing seems forthcoming appealing to the rank and file of the party not to treat him in the manner they are doing.
On Accra-based Adaom Fm, he said:” NDC does not give money; they neglected me even in power. After that composition I became a typical NDC. I did the song for free; and if I were supposed to charge for it will be over billions of cedis”
According to him, the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) would not have meted out the treatment he is receiving in the hands of the NDC if it was the party he scarified for.
He singled out former National Organiser of the NDC, Yaw Boateng Gyan for praise indicating that he was among the few who listened to him even if he had no capacity to solve his problems.