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Shame on you! Dumelo 'blasts' govt for failing to join Ayawaso commemoration

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Sat, 1 Feb 2020 Source:

NDC Parliamentary candidate for the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency, John Dumelo has expressed his uttermost disappointment at the governing party (NPP), for failing to show up at the commemoration event held in honour of victims of violence in the area during the by-election last year.

The actor turned politician did not mince words when he condemned members of the NPP for not showing up at the event following the commotion they allegedly created in 2019 at the La Bawaleshie school in Accra.

He lamented that after the NPP forced their way to power through bloodshed in the constituency, they did not bother to turn up to show their support for the victims of the day; a character he stressed could not be exhibited by the NDC since that was not their makeup.

“…we will come to power without any bloodshed. Those who came to power through bloodshed, I just want to say shame on them. They should have been here. They should have been here to sympathise with us, but they chose not to come.

But we, on the other hand, we shall win power without shedding of any blood, without any violence, and without any form of discrimination and intimidation...” he chided

MP for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Lydia Alhassan was voted into power to replace her husband, Emmanuel Kwabena Kyerematen Agyarko after he passed on while in power.

The by-election was marred with violence at one of the polling stations after masked security operatives stormed the area with fully loaded weapons. Some of the delegates were injured after there was a shootout and commotion which erupted at the venue.

Recounting the incident, however, Mr. Dumelo intimated that unlike the governing party, the NDC would come to power devoid of any form of violence come 2020. He added that whether a new voters register is compiled or not, the NDC would capture power in the coming elections in December.

“..we shall win free and fair and credible election, with or even without the new voters register. You’re welcome to my constituency. It is now safe because we are taking care of ourselves…” he concluded.

In a related development, former President John Mahama also condemned the police for failing to show up at the commemoration of the violence at Ayawaso West Wuogon.

Friday, January 31, marked exactly a year since the violence at the La Bawaleshie polling station in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency during the bye-election to elect a successor of the late Kyeremanten Agyarko.

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