Election 2020: My defeat to Maa Lydia a journey to perfection – Dumelo

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Ghanaian actor turned politician John Setor Dumelo, has said his defeat to the incumbent Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency, Lydia Alhassan is a journey to perfection.

Stating the number of positions he had contested for, the 2020 National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for the Ayawaso West Wuogon stated that he always come back stronger after losing elections.

He thanked Ayawaso West Wuogon constituents for supporting his dream to serve and hope to bounce back in 2024 to prove to all that he is worthy of their votes.

According to Dumelo, the thought of many was that he should not dream of winning the seat but the numbers he pulled makes him a strong contender in such a stronghold of the NPP.

“To Lydia, many said it was impossible for me to even dream of winning but the numbers I pulled in and you winning by a very small margin, especially in such a stronghold of the NPP makes me extremely proud of the whole campaign.” He stated

Certified results from the Electoral Commission showed the NDC candidate poll 37,778 as against Lydia Alhassan’s 39,851. Gifty Botchway of the People’s National Congress (PNC) and independent candidate Richard Amegatse managed 160 and 108 votes respectively.

Read Dumelo’s full post below.

In 2004, I stood for KNUST Queens hall Secretary, I lost. In 2005 I stood for KNUST Organizing Secretary, Civil Engineering Students Association, I won.

In 2019 I stood for the NDC parliamentary primaries, I won. On the 7th of December 2020 I stood for MP at Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency, I lost.

Truth is, every time I lose, I come back stronger because I don’t see it as a loss, I see it as a journey to perfection. It is only when you are down that you appreciate what it takes to get back up.

So I want to thank the over 37,000 people who voted for me in Ayawaso West Wuogon. From the bottom of my heart, I really appreciate you all. To those that didn’t vote for me, I hope that in the future I can work and prove to you that I’m worthy of your vote.

To Lydia, many said it was impossible for me to even dream of winning but the numbers I pulled in and you winning by a very small margin, especially in such a stronghold of the NPP makes me extremely proud of the whole campaign.

I may not be satisfied with the final results or the irregularities that occurred,but before everything else I am Ghanaian and I will always put the people first“Ut omnes onum sint”.

So I’m ready to help to make this constituency the greatest. (I have new wellinton boots for you too) Mega tsi dzi o.

To my colleague actors and those in the creative arts industry who supported me, God bless each and everyone of you, many of you did without me having to ask and I appreciate the overwhelming show of support.

What’s next?

I will continue farming, travelling around Ghana, engaging people, helping entrepreneurs and touching the lives of as many Ghanaians as I can; “facta non verba”.

I thank the Almighty God for bringing me this far and to my family and friends, God bless each and everyone for all the support. To my constituency executives, branch executives and all who made this run possible, especially the young vibrate campaign team members, Chale u do all!!!

In my Likpe Language they say “…Onanto eso lesasaa borleke…” It means because of God everything will be ok.

God bless our Homeland Ghana and make our nation great and strong. “Ad astra per aspera”

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