John Dumelo to contest Ayawaso West Wuogon NDC parliamentary primary

BY: Graphic Online

Ghanaian actor, John Dumelo, has picked a form to contest the parliamentary primary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency.

Three other persons have also picked nomination forms wanting to contest the by-election on the ticket of the opposition NDC.

The Ayawaso West Wuogon seat has become vacant following the death of the NPP MP, Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko.

According to the Chairman of the NDC in the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency, Bismarck Aborbi Aryeetey, John Dumelo, Delali Kwasi Brempong, the 2016 parliamentary candidate for the NDC in the constituency, John Acquah and one Ewenam are the four people who have picked the forms as of now.

“Currently, four people have picked nomination forms. Our former DCE who contested in 2016, Delali Kwasi Brempong, and we have John Acquah and John Dumelo. I am told one gentleman called Ewenam has also picked a form,” he said.

The nomination form is worth GH¢1,000 while the filing fee has been pegged GH¢10,000.

There is a 50 per cent discount on the filing fee for women and persons with disability.

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The deadline for filing is Friday, December 21, 2018, whereas vetting will be on Saturday, December 22, 2018.

The NDC has planned to hold the primary to select a representative on Friday, December 28, 2018 for the person to contest the by-election on the party's ticket.

John Dumelo has been a strong supporter of the NDC and played a major role in former President John Dramani Mahama's campaign in 2012 and 2016.

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