John Dumelo, the gentle Ghanaian actor and now politician, has, after his failed bid to represent the good people of Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency, after losing to incumbent Maa Lydia Seyram Alhassan, said that he is going back to his farming business.
In a long Facebook post, Sunday morning, John Dumelo stated that any time he’s lost an election, he came back stronger as he listed a few instances where he lost elections and won subsequently.
The actor, who represented the NDC in the constituency, as a first-timer, did incredibly well as he polled a little over 37,000 votes but trailed the winner with not so many votes.
Many had tipped the actor to take the seat but it wasn’t to be as he lost out.
He thanked the over 37,000 people who gave him their votes.
“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,” John Dumelo wrote on Facebook.
Whiles stating that he was somewhat aggrieved by his loss, owing to what he described as irregularities in the elections, he made known his willingness to work with the victor to make the constituency a better one.
“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”.
He was full of praise for God as well as all those who stood by him in this long journey of his that ended in a not-so-embarrassing defeat.
“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,” he stated.
Should John Dumelo get the nod for the 2024 elections, it should be an interesting race as this one was, and with what John laid, where he loses an election and wins it on the second time of asking, one wouldn’t write him off when he goes again in 2024.
Below is John’s full post;