Actor turned politician, John Dumelo has promised to use social media to unseat the current New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP for Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency Lydia Alhassan in the upcoming general election scheduled for December 7.
Lydia Alhassan has often taunted the fresh-faced actor by saying he’s only popular on social media but when it comes to the ‘real work, it’s on the ground.’ Responding to the taunt on Asempa FM, John Dumelo Dumelo said their constituency is made up of diverse people and he needs to reach all en-sundry hence adopting various strategies and tools to meet all his audience.
Social media is important to me and I know that not all of them are voters in the constituency but I understand it and I am using it positively because non-constituents can influence their friends through what they see and read.”
Our kind of politics in Ghana is not very different from politics outside, and for me I am used to fake stories in the media and have grown a tough skin so when something comes, I keep quiet since the more you talk, the more people create loopholes in your story.
What they mainly want is how I can help them personally, and that’s why I started the scholarship scheme in 2013 not only in Legon but GIMPA, UPSA and they are all saying they are behind me and will voting for me.”