Award winning Ghanaian actor Joseph Van Vicker has directed his fury at the ruling National Democratic Congress(NDC) for using his image he took last year with two of his colleagues for political gain.
An advertisement dubbed “Transforming Ghana” claimed the actor Majid Michel and John Dumelo have all endorsed the second term bid of President John Dramani Mahama.
The advert which was put out on an Instagram page of Transforming Ghana attracted a barrage of criticisms with some using unprintable and abusive adjectives to describe the trio.
Subsequently, the actor on his Instagram page stated;
This photo (Lower right)has been lifted from pictures (above) taken when myself, John Dumelo and Majid Michel supported victims of the June 3rd 2015 disaster (check date of IG post-war lower left pic). The use of my image in connection with the support of NDC is unauthorized and constitutes a breach of my privacy, creates false impression and injures my brand as an acclaimed actor devoid of any political party affiliations. My political views are private. I do not authorise my image to be used for any form of political capital. Please DO NOT view this photo as my endorsement of the NDC party.
I ask @transformingghana to take this photo down immediately and post a written apology for the unauthorised use of my image. I am obviously taking legal advice about this matter as I view this as a serious breach of my human rights.
#vanvicker #vanvickerbrand #ygf”