John Setor Dumelo, the 2020 Parliamentary Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency, has finally conceded defeat in the December 7 elections to his main contender, Madam Lydia Seyram Alhassan.
The election was keenly contested by the two main candidates, however, John Dumelo was able to make an impressive start as a first timer in mainstream politics. He polled 37,778 votes to come second to Ms. Alhassan, who polled 39,851 votes.
In an initial letter to the Electoral Commission, Mr. Dumelo requested for a recount of the ballots raising suspicion of some electoral irregularities.
Upon further deliberations, the TV personality and politician has decided to put Ghana first, thereby, halting the protest of results.
“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,”
The businessman cum farmer says he is going to continue with his farming and other entrepreneurial projects.
“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’.”
Below is a message posted by Mr. John Dumelo;
In 2004, I stood for KNUST Queen’s hall Secretary, I lost. In 2005 I stood for KNUST Organizing Secretary, Civil Engineering Students Association, I won.
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.
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.
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.
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 Unum Sint”.
So I’m ready to help to make this constituency the greatest. (I have new wellington boots for you too) Mega tsi dzi o
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.
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”.
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”
John Dumelo’s Tweet
— MrDumelo (@johndumelo1) December 20, 2020
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