Ghanaian actor, politician, and NDC candidate for the Ayawaso West Wuguon constituency, John Dumelo, has stated that the contest between him and Fred Nuamah was totally unnecessary.
During a TV3 conversation, Dumelo stated that while he didn’t mind the contest, he felt it wasn’t necessary because the party saw Ayawaso West as a unique scenario owing to his 2020 campaign.
Speaking about his competition with his friend, John Dumelo stated that a new NDC candidate for that constituency would have been suicidal.
“I didn’t mind the contest, but I felt like a contest wasn’t needed. It wasn’t necessary because the party looked at Ayawaso West as a different case, because I had contested in 2020.
“We did extremely well, we nearly won, and we lost by a small margin. So it would have been suicidal to change the candidate. So, in a democracy, a lot of negotiations had to go on. As a Democratic party, you had to sit down and do your research, you had to decide that, for this place, let’s change this person, and so on,” he stated.
On August 13, John Dumelo was chosen as the NDC’s official candidate for the Ayawaso West Wuguon Constituency.
This is his second time running for the position.
Prior to this, he faced opposition from his personal friend and fellow NDC party member, Fred Nuamah, who first expressed interest in running for the seat.
However, in an unexpected turn of events, Fred chose to withdraw from the race and assist John Dumelo.