Actor-turned-politician, John Dumelo has hinted a comeback in the next elections to contest in the parliamentary elections.
This follows his defeat to the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP), Lydia Seyram Alhassn in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency in the just-ended 2020 general elections.
Mr Dumelo, via social media, stated that even though he had issues with some irregularities in the conduct of the elections, he has decided to put Ghana first and allow peace to prevail.
“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.”
He however noted clearly that he has a record of losing at the first attempt and winning the second time, alluding to his past leadership escapades.
“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,” he added.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency expressed gratitude to his constituents, colleague actors, creative industry players, friends and family for their unflinching support.
He also thanked his strongest contender, the incumbent MP and his campaign team members for fighting a fierce political battle.
“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,” he said.
He continued: “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.
“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!!!”
Nonetheless, John Dumelo revealed his plans on going back to farming and making impact in lives of Ghanaians.
“What’s next? I will continue farming, traveling around Ghana, engaging people, helping entrepreneurs and touching the lives of as many Ghanaians as I can; “facta non verba,” he disclosed.