- John Dumelo and Lydia Alhassan have been caught in a near-brawl during their latest meeting
- Dumelo and Alhassan met for a parliamentary debate on Friday, November 27, 2020
- Comments by Alhassan got Dumelo angry and he nearly walked out of the debate causing confusion
- A video of the whole incident has popped up on social media
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Ayawaso West Wuogon MP Lydia Seyram Alhassan and NDC's parliamentary candidate John Dumelo nearly got in a brawl as they met for a debate.
Lydia Alhassan and Dumelo participated in a debate organised by 3FM on Friday, November 27, 2020.
The debate was organised for the candidates who are locking horns in the December 7 elections to show what they have for their constituents.
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During the discussions, Dumelo made a point that his free laptop distribution to tertiary students in the constituency was the single largest initiative.
“...Our works so far in the constituency is to provide employment and aid to the constituents. Our laptop policy is the single largest Initiative in the constituency,” he said among other things.
While responding to some of the submissions by Maa Lydia, as the incumbent MP is popularly known, made an expression in Twi which literally translated that Dumelo did not think through some of his actions and interventions.
The statement coupled with the fact Maa Lydia came to the debate two hours late infuriated Dumelo who demanded that she apologised for her comment.
Maa Lydia refused to render an apology while insisting that her comment was not an insult to her contender.
Displeased by the development, Dumelo got up from where he was seated and decided to leave while the organisers tried to hold him back.
Maa Lydia was then heard shouting in Ga that Dumelo was only 'running away' from the debate.
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