Actor John Dumelo has taken to his twitter account to debunk a publication in Monday’s edition of the Daily Guide that he has met NPP flagbearer, Nana Addo in secret.
In his post to debunk the false report, John Dumelo wrote “I never met Nana Addo secretly. The last and only time I saw him was in 2014, 2 clear years ago.#Ichosejdm.
His posts attracted lots of comments from his followers, who either criticized him for his stance for supporting the NDC publicly or applauded him. One of such post by one follower quizzed people on what wrong it was for John Dumelo to declare his stance for a party publicly, if others could declare their stance and not get criticized for it.
The Daily guide report read that the popular Ghanaian movie actor had met Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), in private. According to the report, John Dumelo’s meeting with the flag bearer was an attempt to lobby his way into the campaign team of the party.
The publication indicated that the meeting was facilitated by one Francis Asenso-Boakye, who is a political assistant to the NPP flagbearer. Asenso-Boakye added that at the supposed meeting, John Dumelo bad-mouthed President John Mahama and called him names.
According to the report, Asenso-Boakye indicated that John Dumelo’s inability to get a call up from the NPP flagbearer to join the party is the reason for him taking to twitter to ridicule the presidential aspirant.
Readers are reminded that sometime, last week, John Dumelo took to his twittter handle @johndumelo1 and tweeted what some have described as the most ridiculous message from him: “I have nothing against Nana Addo, but I only see one person being sworn in come January 2017 and it’s not him.”
Asenso-Boakye) popularly called Original Kabila, after seeing the actor’s comments on his twitter handle took to Facebook to give John a response.
His post read “You were disappointed in the president for supervising a corrupt and incompetent administration, for which reason, you offered to go round the country and propagate the good message of Nana Akufo-Addo and the NPP. Why cast aspersions on a man whose character you acknowledged as impeccable and worthy of the highest office of the land only a few months ago, when u called on him to express your eagerness to campaign for him?”
Mr Asenso-Boakye pointed out that , “Nana was generous with his time and urged you to be a good role model for the youth by striving for excellence in your chosen career.It’s all the more deeply regrettable that despite his kind words and fatherly advice to you, you are willing, for the fleeting lure of patronage, to sell your soul.”
John Dumelo did not only endorse but joined other actors, including Selassie Ibrahim to campaign for the then candidate John Mahama in the run-up to the 2012 general election.
Others stars who endorsed the then candidate Mahama include Clement Bonney aka Mr Beautiful, Kwame Djokoto and Pattington Papa Nii Papafio.