Monday, 17 June

Dumelo denies assault claim

Mr. Dumelo has categorically denied any wrongdoing

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary candidate for Ayawaso West Wuogon, John Dumelo, has denied allegations suggesting he assaulted an individual during the just-ended Limited Voter Registration Exercise.

A video circulating online shows Mr.  Dumelo in a heated exchange with a person believed to be a member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) at the University of Ghana registration centre.

However, Mr. Dumelo has categorically denied any wrongdoing in a statement issued and signed by his spokesperson Benjamin Madugu Avornyotse on Wednesday, 29 May 2024.

In the statement, the NDC’s Parliamentary candidate and party members within the constituency sent a  “strong” message to the Member of Parliament (MP) Lydia Alhassan  and the NPP members in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency that they will “not allow such ugly events of violence and intimidation to continue going into the 2024 general elections.”

The statement warned: “We will be left with no other option but to defend ourselves and protect the sanctity of the will of the Ghanaian people.”

It described Mr. Dumelo as a “peace-loving” citizen who respects everyone, including his opponents while stressing he would “never conduct himself in a manner that undermines the integrity of the registration exercise.”

It therefore urged all well-meaning individuals, members of the NDC and the general public to “ignore the false propaganda spread by the NPP” and their Parliamentary Candidate.   


Source: Adiku