John Dumelo recently towed out of the NDC’s Ayawaso West Wuogon contest for “personal reasons”.
Some days later, Rev. Edward Agyekum Kufuor, also an actor and son of fomer president Agyekum kuffour, picked forms to contest the seat on the ticket of the ruling new patriotic party(NPP)
Mr Dumelo told Class91.3FM’s Ibrahim Obeng-Mensah in an exclusive interview that: “It wasn’t because of Kufuor’s son that I stepped down, I mean that’s far from it”, adding: “JM [John Mahama] and [President] Nana Addo are friends but Nana Addo won’t step down for JM, [and] JM won’t step down for Nana Addo. We’re all friends but it’s a battle, it’s a democracy, so that is why we will enter into it”.
“It was just on personal grounds”, he stressed.
“I mean if it was Kufuor’s son or anybody else who was standing up against me, I don’t think they would have won. I think I would have won it hands down, [but] God’s time is the best.
“It’s God’s time; you don’t rush into certain things. There are certain times that you know that it is right, there are certain times that you know that: ‘Chale, this is not your time, it’s not right yet’.
“After all, I come from Hohoe, and Hohoe is my home and I’ve been going there for the past three or four years and they, as well, want me to come and stand there”, he disclosed.