Popular Ghanaian actor John Dumelo who has openly declared his support for President John Dramani Mahama, and the incumbent National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration has stated that he is not perturbed by criticisms and insults hurled at him for his political inclination.
Addressing students of the Akatsi College of Education during the inauguration of the party’s tertiary youth wing, TEIN, the actor said his decision to support Mahama was one of his best decisions.
“Look, since I decided to say that I am for John Dramani Mahama and the NDC, I have been insulted, I have been bashed, I have been threatened and everything. But you know what, I don’t care!! You know why because I know I am standing for a good thing in life” he said.
The award-winning actor was recently spotted at the Ho Jubilee Park in the Volta Region, where President John Dramani Mahama was addressing supporters of the incumbent National Democratic Congress to end his “Changing Lives, Transforming Ghana” tour.
John Dumelo first came under political criticism when he shot a campaign commercial for the NDC during its 2012 campaign. Dumelo insisted that the message and policies of the party are what drew him to joining the campaign and not the financial benefits.
“Any party that preaches what will benefit the country I won’t mind joining that bandwagon; be it NPP, CPP or PPP,” the actor stated.
Reports of Dumelo nursing a political ambition have been circulating in the media. The actor is said to be eyeing a parliamentary seat in the near future and is seeking to build popularity and a support base within the NDC.