Filmmaker Leila Djansi has commented on John Dumelo’s loss at the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency as a Member of Parliament for the area.
According to the Electoral Commission (EC), Madam Alhassan, who contested the parliamentary seat on the ticket of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) won with 39,851 votes.
Her main contender, John Dumelo of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) polled 37,778 votes.
Taking to her Facebook page, she wrote:
“Elections conducted on bribery SHOULD always end in a loss. #GhanaDecides. BUT, my Jonivi did so well that, it will keep the MP on her toes to WORK FOR THE PEOPLE. Congratulations @johndumelo1 . Try again by championing causes in your industry; FILM. Let’s SEE your history of serving. There’s so much to be fixed in Ghana’s film industry. Please lead that fight and then, you come back trained and ready.
Guys, If you desire politics in your future, start NOW where ever you are. Cultivate a habit of serving and leading initiatives. Don’t wake up one morning and start bribing, braiding, pounding and bonding cos you want votes. That’s disrespectful to the people. Start now! Brighten the corner where you are. Politicians need to stop taking voters for granted. You can’t bribe folks with laptop and when you win, your kid goes to Harvard and the voters kids struggle for desks and jobs.
Very proud of how assertive Ghanaians are becoming. 👏👏👏👏 Hope the entire genpop catches up soon.”