Prominent Ghanaian actor turned politician, John Dumelo has vowed never to give up even in the event that he loses the 2020 Election. The actor is contesting the parliamentary seat in Ayawaso West Wuogon on the ticket of the opposition NDC.
In reference to Late President John Evans Atta Mills and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo, the aspiring member of parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon noted that the two great politicians never gave up even when they were defeated a couple of times.
In an interview with Kasapa Fm, Dumelo stated that his defeat will give him more experience to re-strategize for the next election. “If you look at the Late Former President John Evans Atta Mills, he lost two times before he won finally. The current President, Akufo Addo, lost two times and won on the third time”.
When asked about his acting career if he wins the Ayawaso West Wuogon seat, Dumelo replied, “I’ll not give up on acting if I’m voted to represent my people in Parliament.”
Dumelo emerged victorious at the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) parliamentary elections held on Saturday, August 24, 2019. He won a majority of the votes to become the party’s parliamentary candidate in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency ahead of the 2020 general elections. John Dumelo won massively with 758 votes while his only contender, Madam Adoboe had 99 votes. A total of 859 delegates voted in that elections with two rejected ballots.