In the Eastern regional capital of Koforidua, he is popularly called Koforidua Shatta Wale, due to claims that he looks like Shatta Wale.
Born Emmanuel Amartey, the 42-year-old defied the tight security details of former President John Mahama to take a picture with him during the funeral rite of the late wife of immediate past National Democratic Congress regional chairman, Tawiah Boateng at the Jubilee Park.
In what appeared to be a scuffle on the funeral ground between him and the security guys, his ear-splitting call to reach out to the man he admires, drew the attention of Mr Mahama who called for cool heads.
“I came purposely to see my father ( Mahama). I am here because of you (security). I will see him today at all costs. I am ready to die for JM,” He remarked in the Twi language.
The visibly happy Mr Mahama eventually hugged him and requested they took a picture together with the National Chairman of the NDC, Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo and General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketia among other top dignitaries.
Mr Amartey, who is the party’s branch communication officer at Cantodu, a suburb of Koforudua said he has fulfilled one of his heart desires.