Actor cum politician, John Dumelo has disclosed that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will battle the sitting government New Patriotic Party (NPP) boot-for-boot for the Ayawaso West Wuogon seat.
Speaking in an interview, he said, “We are battle-ready, the NDC is battle-ready for victory in Ayawaso West Wuogon, boot for boot, chalewote for chalewote, everything.”
The celebrated actor aspires to become NDC’s parliamentary candidate in Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency for the 2020 polls.
Dumelo stated categorically that the NDC has gone to the drawing board to properly right all wrongs that were done in the past in order to claim the seat in 2020.
“I feel that we’ve been able to identify what the problems were, what the problems are and we’ve listed the solutions and that is what we will use to win in Ayawaso West Wuogon”, he said.
He further said, “I always say Ayawaso West Wuogon is an NDC seat and because of one or two things we are not able to win it”.
“In 2008, we could have won it, 2012 we lost it by 1,006 votes. It is just 2016 that we lost it by 10,000 votes, and so if you look at the mathematics, we can win Ayawaso West Wuogon. It is an NDC seat and if we do certain things right, it is a winnable seat”, he explained optimistically.
John Dumelo’s political ambition came with heavy controversies when he was accused of keeping a government car which became widely known as the V8 saga.