Well fed John Dumelo believes that the rest of the country is living in as much affluence as he is and thus would reject the NPP’s change message in favour of JM Toaso.
John Dumelo was speaking in North Tongu during the campaign launch of the MP for the area, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, who’s standing for re-election this year.
The actor, a long time NDC follower who’s even announced he’s nursing Presidential ambitions, told the crowd that their lives have been bettered tremendously by the work of the government, and that would lead them to reject the NPP’s message and hand the party their worst defeat in Ghana’s electoral history.
“This year will be the worst performing year for the NPP when it comes to the election.” Dumelo told followers of the party..
“They will get the lowest vote ever because Ghana is deciding and Ghana has decided [to retain the NDC]. So what kind of change are they talking about when we see all the projects around, and they say change is coming. That means the change is backward and we want forward change,”
The MP for the area and Deputy Education Minister, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, also added his voice to John’s. According to him, what the President has done for North Tongu far exceeds what the NPP is promising and thus their brand of change is unnecessary.
“In North Tongu, we are not impressed with the NPP’s promise of one million dollar per constituency because in the road sector alone, President Mahama has invested more than 70 million dollars [in this area]. The community day SHS which we are befitting from, one is valued at Ghc 7 million that is far more than a million dollars.” he said.
“If it is about the one-village-one-dam, we already have modern irrigation facilities with underground canals, so we can’t leave more for less,” he emphatically added.