John Dumelo speaks on what next after election loss; says he’ll continue farming [ARTICLE]


The actor who contested on the ticket of the NDC has conceded defeat to the incumbent MP in a statement in which he said anytime he loses, he comes back stronger. “In 2004, I stood for KNUST Queens hall Secretary, I lost. In 2005 I stood for KNUST Organizing Secretary, Civil Engineering Students Association, I won,” he wrote.

In the post seen pulse.com.gh, he continued that ” in 2019 I stood for the NDC parliamentary primaries, I won. On the 7th of December 2020 I stood for MP at Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency, I lost. Truth is, every time I lose, I come back stronger because I don’t see it as a loss, I see it as a journey to perfection. It is only when you are down that you appreciate what it takes to get back up“.

Extending appreciation to his supporters and electorates who voted for him, John Dumelo added that “So I want to thank the over 37,000 people who voted for me in Ayawaso West Wuogon. From the bottom of my heart, I really appreciate you all. To those that didn’t vote for me, I hope that in the future I can work and prove to you that I’m worthy of your vote“.

Sending a message to his opponent, the actor tuned politician wrote “to Lydia, many said it was impossible for me to even dream of winning but the numbers I pulled in and you winning by a very small margin, especially in such a stronghold of the NPP makes me extremely proud of the whole campaign

John Dumelo and Lydia Alhassan

John Dumelo and Lydia Alhassan

I may not be satisfied with the final results or the irregularities that occurred, but before everything else I am Ghanaian and I will always put the people first “Ut omnes onum sint”. So I’m ready to help to make this constituency the greatest. (I have new wellinton boots for you too) Mega tsi dzi o,” he added.

Extending his appreciation to his friends in the media space who supported him, Mr Dumelo noted that “to my colleague actors and those in the creative arts industry who supported me, God bless each and everyone of you, many of you did without me having to ask and I appreciate the overwhelming show of support“.

According to John Dumelo in his statement, he will continue his farming, touching lives and helping Ghanaians as much as he can. “I will continue farming, traveling around Ghana, engaging people, helping entrepreneurs and touching the lives of as many Ghanaians as I can; “facta non verba”.

In addition to being an actor and politician, John Dumelo is also a farmer

In addition to being an actor and politician, John Dumelo is also a farmer

Ending his statement, he wrote “I thank the Almighty God for bringing me this far and to my family and friends, God bless each and everyone for all the support. To my constituency executives, branch executives and all who made this run possible, especially the young vibrate campaign team members, Chale u do all!!!

In my Likpe Language they say “…Onanto eso lesasaa borleke…” It means because of God everything will be ok. God bless our Homeland Ghana and make our nation great and strong. “Ad astra per aspera”.


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