Ayawaso West Wuogon: Dumelo calls for recount after losing to Lydia Alhassan

Ayawaso West Wuogon: Dumelo calls for recount after losing to Lydia Alhassan

- John Dumelo has written to the Electoral Commission calling for a recount of parliamentary ballots at the Ayawaso West Wuogon

- Dumelo is citing "several irregularities" across polling stations as his reason for a recount

- Dumelo originally lost to NPP's Lydia Alhassan by a little over 2,000 votes in the December 7 polls

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Actor-turned-politician John Dumelo has announced his decision to call for a recount of the ballots in the Ayawaso West Wuogon parliamentary elections.

In a statement released on his social media pages on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, Dumelo indicated that he had written to the district electoral officer for a recount of the ballots across the constituency.

According to Dumelo, his decision for a recount stems from widespread irregularities across polling stations in the constituency.

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Ayawaso West Wuogon: Dumelo calls for recount after losing to Lydia Alhassan
Photo: @johndumelo1, @lydiaseyramalhassan
Source: Instagram

Dumelo, standing on the ticket of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) faced off with the incumbent MP Lydia Alhassan of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).

The actor polled 37,778 votes against Alhassan's 39,851 meaning he lost by a little over two thousand votes.

Being his first time, Dumelo has been highly praised for putting such an impressive display.

But from his latest move, it looks like the actor is even optimistic of winning if these irregularities are corrected.

"I humbly write to your office seeking for a recount of all ballot boxes across the constituency.

"This is due to several irregularities that have been identified in some polling centres.

"One of such irregularities was swapping of my figures and that of the NPP candidate's figures at polling centres," his letter to the EC partly read.

In other news related to the elections, the NPP has reacted tot the NDC's press conference claiming to have flipped 36 of its seats.

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According to the NPP's General Secretary John Boadu, the party is winning majority in parliament and retaining the presidential seat.

John Boadu claimed that President Nana Akufo-Addo has a commanding 700,000 lead over John Mahama out of results from 87% of polling stations.

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