Ghanaian actor John Dumelo has said electorates in Ayawaso West Wuogon in the Greater Accra region needs more than money to elect a leader concerning the 2020 general elections.
According to him, politics should not be on a candidate with financial muscle.
Dumelo believes that delegates must “elect a leader who cannot be smeared with allegations of corruption and incompetence”.
Mr. Dumelo added that though being popular shouldn’t be the baseline to measure one’s competence in politics, he said his popularity is just a plus for him to be able to deliver and meet the expectations of the people he is representing when given the nod. ‘
“If you have popularity you have to deliver because if you don’t deliver all eyes on you. So if you go to parliament and don’t speak then just shout ‘yeah yeah’ and ‘no no’, people will say ‘aaah’ we’ve given you the mandate and you aren’t doing anything four years on you will come back to the people to vote for you and you have to be accountable’’.he said in an interview on TV3 NewDay last Friday.
The Ayawaso West Wuogon parliamentary primaries will see actor John Dumelo compete with Suzzy Afua Adoboe for the seat.
Dumelo had earlier come forward to contest the NDC primaries for the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency when that seat became vacant following the death of the incumbent New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP, Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko in November 2018.
He, however, withdrew before the main contest.