Ghanaian actor and politician, John Dumelo, responded to comments made by entertainment pundit Mr. Logic regarding his chances in the upcoming elections.
Mr. Logic predicted that Dumelo will lose another election. Dumelo dismissed the prognosis, pointing out that Mr. Logic is a member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), which may influence his opinion.
During an interview on TV3, Dumelo dismissed Mr. Logic’s views, saying, “I watched that video and you know I wouldn’t make logic out of what Mr. Logic is saying at all… I mean he is a sympathizer of the NPP, so I don’t expect anything different from what he is saying.”
Dumelo, who recently secured his candidacy for the constituency, emphasized the diverse range of opinions in politics. He underlined that he and his supporters hold a different perspective and he is confident about his chances.
“Opinions are like music, everybody has them,” Dumelo said. “Some people will think I will win, some people will also think I will not win, and so that is his opinion.”
Mr. Logic had expressed his disappointment over another candidate’s departure during a panel discussion.
He thought the contender has a better chance of winning than Dumelo. “If Fred Nuamah has backed down, I am disappointed with the entire system,” Mr. Logic said. I wanted Fred to win because I expect John to lose again.”
Mr. Logic’s prognosis was based on his study and local residents’ choices.
However, Dumelo remains confident due to the support he received in the previous elections and the anticipated support in the upcoming one. He said, “I think that the over 45,000 people who will also vote for me bear a different opinion, that, yes indeed I can win and I will win.”
Dumelo is running as the National Democratic Congress (NDC) candidate for the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency in Accra.