- The NPP Campaign Manager for Ayawaso West Wuogon has sent a message to John Dumelo
- According to him, John Dumelo was only making calls for a re-count after it dawned on him that he had lost the election
- John Dumelo is calling for a re-count of all the ballot boxes in the constituency after citing some alleged cases of irregularities
The NPP Campaign Manager for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Nii Lantey Lamptey, has responded to the calls being made by NDC's John Dumelo to have ballot boxes re-counted in the constituency.
Nii Lantey advised the defeated candidate of the National Democratic Congress to take time and learn the rudiments of politics if he wanted to be taken seriously.
Speaking from the party's campaign office in Ayawaso West Wuogon, Nii Lante revealed that the NDC candidate was sleeping comfortably in his seat and did not raise any form of wrongdoing or irregularity throughout the whole collation process.
According to the Campaign Manager, John Dumelo only raised concerns after he realized that he had lost the elections.
He added that the NDC candidate was confident of winning the seat because of the praises he was receiving from his followers on social media.
Nii Lantey said that Ayawaso West Wuogon is a serious constituency and that John Dumelo could not even provide a list of the 4,000 laptops he claimed he distributed in the constituency when he was subjected to strict proof.
Due to this, Nii Lantey went on to advise the actor-turned-politician to be sincere and try his best to touch the lives of constituents just like the MP-elect, Lydia Alhassan has been doing.
The words of the NPP campaign manager follow a letter John Dumelo wrote to the Electoral Commission through the district electoral officer in Ayawaso West Wuogon to have all ballot boxes in the constituency re-counted.
The NDC candidate was asking for the recount almost 24-hours after the Returning Officer had declared the incumbent MP Hon. Lydia Alhassan the winner of the parliamentary election in the area.
John Dumelo, among many other things, cited irregularities and swapping of results as the basis for his request.
At the end of the parliamentary polls in Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency, the sitting MP, Lydia Alhassan polled 39, 851 votes as against John Dumelo's 37,778 votes.
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