Ghanaian popular actor-turned-politician, John Dumelo has lost his election bid to represent the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ghana parliament to the incumbent Member of Parliament Lydia Alhassan of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Certified results from the Electoral Commission show the NDC candidate accumulated a total vote of 37,778 as against NPP candidate Lydia Alhassan’s 39,851.
Gifty Botchway of the People’s National Congress and independent candidate, Richard Amegatse, got 160 and 108 votes respectively.
Total valid votes cast stood at 77,604 with 595 being invalid votes.
The GhanaWeb reported that the Ayawaso West Wuogon has been one of the most exciting constituencies to watch in this year’s elections due to John Dumelo’s decision to contest.
The contest was clad with controversy with Lydia Alhassan describing Dumelo as a personality whose level of thinking was shallow and the actor describing the incumbent as a disappointment to the electorate.