A Deputy National Communications Director of the governing New Patriotic Party, NPP, has said Ghanaian Actor John Dumelo, cannot contest the Ayawaso West Wuogon seat in the Greater Accra Region because he has no vote in the constituency.
According to Mame Yaa Aboagye who’s also lacing her boots to contest the NPP’s primaries to vie for the seat, although Mr. Dumelo would be no match for the NPP in that constituency, they believe the right thing ought to be done.
She told citinewsroom.com that there is also no record that the actor, who’s a known supporter of the NDC as he massively campaigned for the party in 2016, has transferred his vote to the constituency.
“We have the register for the constituency and I know he is not a member of this constituency. When did he transfer his vote or registered here, the right thing must be done. His constituency is Hohoe, that’s where he votes” she said.
Asked whether the NPP was scared that John Dumelo’s popularity could give him an advantage to win the seat, she retorted “No, John Dumelo is one of the easiest candidates to beat in any election, and we are not focusing on him. We are only insisting that the right thing be done. Also, the NPP government has done so well that our votes will rather increase”.
Asked whether the party will take an action against Mr. Dumelo if he goes through the NDC primaries to emerge a candidate despite their claim that he’s not eligible, she reiterated that “he is not our focus, but when it becomes necessary to take any action, we will.”
Mame Yaa Aboagye, who’s also a Polling Station Organizer in the Constituency where she has lived and worked for nearly 20 years, could not confirm when the NPP will hold its primaries for the by-election.
“I can’t confirm, but I know whatever the executives are doing is in the best interest of the party. I am ready to carry myself through the process” she noted.
Dumelo picks form to contest Ayawaso West Wuogon NDC parliamentary primaries.