Some social media users, despite the devastating effects of Saturday's downpour on some parts of West Lands in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency, have began striking a contest between two parliamentary candidates in the area.
The two, John Dumelo contesting on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and Lydia Seyram Alhassan for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) have been pushed to top trends Sunday, October 11, 2020 following their attempts to support their constituents.
It must be noted however, that the two have over the past months engaged in fierce political competition since the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus.
Away from coronavirus this time, the heavy downpour in some parts of Accra on Saturday presented another situation for the two to show how much they care for their people.
According to several persons who have their eyes on the constituency, John Dumelo who took the first step by jumping into the flood waters to sympathise with residents prompted a swift reaction from the sitting Member of Parliament, Lydia Seyram Alhassan.
Clad in a traditional ‘kaba and slit’ with a farmer boot, Lydia Seyram Alhassan also responded to the challenge to support her constituents.
But social media users have described the seeming political challenge as an “aqua Olympics” game between the two candidates.
Others have also humorously tagged it as a “boot for boot’ challenge because the two wore similar boots during their visit.
It would be recalled that in April this year, the two candidates were actively engaged in food distribution in their constituency.
A situation which they claimed was to help the vulnerable survive the effects of the novel coronavirus and the lockdown.
Find below some selected comments from Twitter;
John Dumelo and Maa Lydia are doing aqua olympics in that Ayawaso place.— Lexis (@niilexis) October 11, 2020
How it started vs. How it’s going. Dumelo vs. Maa Lydia pic.twitter.com/UtYoL3ztJH— Che???????????????????????? (@CheEsquire) October 11, 2020
The race between Mama Lydia and John Dumelo is hotter than Mahama and Nana. I bet you that seat ???? is the most fought for I have seen. I really wish this was the case in every constituency. We would really see proper development and stress. If you don’t work away.— Sung???????? (@mabr3moaden) October 11, 2020
Watching the video again makes me really worry about the state of our politics. Dumelo brought excavators to distill the choked area and took pictures of it. He was stopped with a court injunctions saying government have budgeted to work on it. They “Govt” never did work now see.— Sung???????? (@mabr3moaden) October 11, 2020
You laughed at Dumelo on Asempa FM that he posts on social media to impress people from Kuwait then went ahead to create social media accounts everywhere— Deppit (@Dodotinapitamu) October 11, 2020
Conspired with your assembly to stop Dumelo from dredging drains that could've controlled such an occurrence but now you this https://t.co/mG6P0xE9jC
She heard John Dumelo had gone there so Ofcourse she for take speed go there. Hehe— Papi Grandè (@BrodoSchemes) October 11, 2020
Charley dem say John Dumelo be Ayawaso west aquaman smh— Kay ???? (@Kaypoisson1) October 11, 2020
John dumelo dey give maa Lydia pressure waa I make sad give the woman sef ????????— Jack the Ripper. (@SammyBLM) October 11, 2020