Ghanaian actor turned politician, John Dumelo has said he will not stop trying if he fails to win the Ayawaso West Wuogon parliamentary election.
Making reference to Late President John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo, the aspiring member of parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress [NDC] noted that the two great politicians never gave up when they were defeated a couple of times.
Speaking with Kasapa Fm, Dumelo stated that his defeat will give him more experience to make amends for the next election.
“If you look at the Late Former President John Evans Atta Mills, he lost two times before he won finally. The current President, Akufo Addo, lost two times and won on the third time.
“The fact that you lose an election does not mean you should give up. You have to keep trying and learn from your mistakes and eventually victory will be yours.” John Dumelo said.
When asked about his acting career if he wins the Ayawaso West Wuogon seat, Dumelo replied, “I’ll not give up on acting if I’m voted to represent my people in Parliament.”
John Dumelo’s acting career can be described as fruitful and fulfilled judging from the number of movies he has acted in both Ghana and Nigeria since he came into the limelight in 2008.
He came out victorious at the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) parliamentary elections held on Saturday, August 24, 2019.
He won majority votes to become the party’s parliamentary candidate in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency ahead of the 2020 general elections. John Dumelo won massively with 758 votes while his only contender, Madam Adoboe had 99 votes.
A total of 859 delegates voted in the elections with two rejected ballots.