Ghanaian actor John Dumelo is lacing his boot to contest for the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency seat on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
A sighted report stressing that the NDC chairman in the constituency, Bismark Aborbi-Ayittey, has confirmed the readiness of some of the MP hopefuls to join the race ahead of the upcoming by-elections. He said “Two persons have notified us about their intentions but we will communicate it at the appropriate time.”
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According to reports, a lecturer at the Department of Geography and Resource Development of the University of Ghana, Dr. John Kusimi is also bidding to contest the seat. However, renowned Ghanaian pollster Ben Ephson has revealed that John Dumelo and son of former president John Agyekum Kufuor, Chief Kufour are likely to stand for the Ayawaso West Wuogon seat. He said the NPP may consider Chief Kufour as a compromise to quench the simmering tension between the wives of the late Member of Parliament for the area, Emmanuel Kyeremanten Agyarko who have clashed over the seat of their late husband.
“I have heard that ex-president Kufuor’s son, Chief Kufour is interested in the Ayawaso seat. So maybe as a compromise, the NPP will go for Chief Kufour because usually by-elections like the NDC one, some names have started popping out. If the person who contested in 2016 wants to contest, maybe the party may decide that given time and other factors, he should be allowed to contest but if he’s not ready to contest then others will want to contest for it,” he said on Accra-based Kasapa FM.
Meanwhile, two wives of the late lawmaker have clashed over his parliamentary seat. The two wives have expressed interest in the seat of their late husband.