John Dumelo laces boot to contest Ayawaso Wuogon parliamentary seat

John Dumelo is lacing his boot to contest the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency seat.


Ahead of the by-elections, Chairman of the NDC in the area, Bismark Aborbi-Ayittey  confirmed the readiness of some of the MP hopefuls to join the race.

He said "two persons have notified us about their intentions but we will communicate it at the appropriate time."

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, 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, tension is heightening in the constituency when some polling station executives and students of the University of Ghana endorsed the candidature of Madam Lydia Alhassan, the alleged second wife of the late MP.

The two wives are his first and legitimate wife of the late MP, Naana Agyarko and one Lydia Alhassan.


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