Celebrated Ghanaian actor, John Dumelo, is contesting to represent the people of the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency on the ticket of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Greater Accra Region.
His entry into politics came as good news to people in the creative arts industry because people thought that was a way to dispel some of the erroneous impressions people had about celebrities and the entertainment industry players.
To the surprise of members of the NDC, John Dumelo’s colleagues who are in the entertainment industry are rather campaigning against him. Many top actors like Kalybos, Prince David Osei, and Bibi Bright stormed the constituency to throw their support behind the incumbent MP, Lydia Seyram Alhassan. They started jabbing Kalybos for betraying his friend, John Dumelo.
According to Kalybos, he did not go there to campaign against John Dumelo but rather to campaign for the NPP’s candidate, Lydia Alhassan. He said his critics ought o go back to school and learn democracy well.
Read his rebuttal statement below:
A letter to all Fellow Ghanaians. I think it’s about time our school system start to teach us what democracy is and what opinions are. We’re all made individually to make different choices and that doesn’t mean an opinion of ‘A’ is an enemy to ‘B’. We tend to forget the rules of Life and Living It and rather make enemies for ourselves we never wanted and that breeds what we call HYPOCRITES. For your information, John Dumelo and I are very cool and we are not determined enemies. So stop creating room for that cus he knows what democracy and friendship is. Meaning we disagree to agree based on your opinion. Myself with some colleagues went to Ayawaso West Wagon, Ablekuma North and James Town to campaign for our beloved Party NPP and our President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo. Why campaign AGAINST whiles you can actually campaign FOR. It’s two different energy. One talks of Good and the other breeds Evil. However the hypocrisy in some of us so called friends are overwhelmingly surprising. A wake up call came for those who chant #idey4u for John Dumelo who are supposed friends and colleagues of John but have never posted or shown support towards his campaign until KALYBOS and Co went to show support for their party NPP. Now we are seeing people posting John, writing essays with BIG grammar as if they attended montessori exhibiting their Hypocrisy whiles we the ‘Sytocians’ did what we believe in. Hmm asem ooo, just be real to yourself and others. Well I am glad I was about to divulge the pretenders who wouldn’t do anything but will say everything. God is watching your buttocks. To @johndumelo1 I wish you all the best in this election and always know #idey4u but you’re in the other side 🤪. God Bless Ghana 🇬🇭 “God Bless us all” 🙏🏾