Dumelo enters, cleans Abelenkpe gutters
Ghanaian Actor and Parliamentary Aspirant for the upcoming National Democratic Congress (NDC) primaries John Dumelo on Monday, August 12, was joined by others to clean and desilt choked drains in Ablelenkpe, in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency.
Mr. Dumelo, who has already filed his nomination for the primaries wrote on social media, “#idey4u”. I joined a group of ladies and gentlemen this morning to clean up the streets and gutters of Abelenkpe.”
Many consider the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency as an elitist one hence without any challenge but this the aspirant disputes saying, despite the affluence of the constituency, “there are so many problems … and they feel that it’s time for somebody to get to parliament and address their issues.”
The actor filed his nomination on July 19, 2019 observed the desire by the people in the constituency for a change motivated him to file to contest the NDC primaries and subsequently to become the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area to bring the desired change.
“Filing means a lot not just to me but to my constituency which is Ayawaso West Wuogon and most importantly to my constituents who are yearning for change, who are yearning for development, who are yearning for jobs, who are yearning for somebody to come and redeem their image, and, so, that’s one of the reasons I decided to contest,” he said.
According to him, he decided to jump into the race because apart from his personal desire to be a legislator, he felt it was important to listen to the voice of several other people who have encouraged him to make a foray into the legislative race.
The man who mounted several political platforms with former President John Mahama said, “It was a call by the youth in the party, it was a call even by the youth outside the party, it was a call by the floating voters that: ‘Look, John, we want you to come and contest. We need your voice in parliament and representation of them in Parliament’; and if it’s my voice, it’s their voice and if it’s their voice, it’s my voice. I think that they called on me to contest, I sat down, I made a few calls, I made some few consultations and I realised that: ‘Look, if the people are calling you to contest, why not?’
The largest opposition party will hold parliamentary primaries across the country on August 24 to select candidates to contest on the ticket of the party in the 2020 general election.
Mr. Dumelo will come face-to-face with Mrs. Suzzy Afua Adoboe , a former Government Appointee for the Afadzato South District Assembly.