October 2, 2023


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You can’t sit at home and win an election – John Dumelo replies critics

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Actor turned politician John Dumelo has responded to critics of his campaign strategy which has spawned viral photographs from his recent engagements with residents of the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency.

Critics of what appears to be Mr Dumelo’s campaign strategy say he has gone out of his way to relate to ordinary people in order to win hearts and potentially votes.

He has been pictured on separate occasions pounding fufu, braiding hair, frying local pastries and pushing a garbage trolley on a door-to-door campaign in his constituency.

Responding to a query from a Twitter user about what gimmick was next on his campaign trail, Mr Dumelo posted: “Decide to contest in an election and sit at home and watch Al Jazeera and see if u go get 2 votes”.


Dumelo became the parliamentary candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) after winning the primaries held on Saturday August 24, 2019.

Dumelo gained the slot for the 2020 elelctions with 758 votes to beat his only contender Suzsie Afua Adoboe who had 99 votes.

Mr Dumelo in his victory speech thanked the constituents for the confidence reposed in him.

He said it was now time for all to unite to wrestle the seat from the NPP.

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