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Actor cum politician John Setor Dumelo has described Fred Nuamah’s decision to contest him for the Ayawaso West Wuogon (AWW) NDC Parliamentary Candidate (PC) as a “stab in the back.”

According to the actor, he never discussed with anyone of an intention to ditch the seat.

He says the ongoing rumours about a discussion he had with Fred in the presence of Yaw Sakyi about his disinterest in the contest is also a falsity.

John Dumelo has said the film director and producer is not his friend considering the fact that he is trying to contest a seat he Dumelo would be contesting after knowing each other for two decades.

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Fred Nuamah had told Graphic Showbiz that: “Frankly, it’s late to step down. My brother informed me and a lot of people that he was not going to contest the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency again. He gave me his blessings when I made up my mind to contest.”

This statement followed calls from a section of the public for Fred to step down for John regarding the relationship between them and the industry they are both coming from.

But speaking on United showbiz Saturday, March 11, 2023, Mr. Dumelo indicated, “I never had a conversation with Yaw Sakyi about Fred. I can never give Fred Nuamah my blessings. To do what? To come and contest Ayawaso when he knows that I will contest there, why would I do that?”

He added that, Fred attended a surprised birthday party his friends organised for him in February and released his flyers that very evening.

According to John, he received a long text message from Fred “trying to explain things.” But Mr. Dumelo said he was stunned to have seen such a move from someone he has known for 20 years and that to him was “a stab in the back.”

Speaking further, he said “everything” in Fred’s interview with Graphic Showbiz, “was full of lies.”

John Dumelo won the Ayawaso West Wuogon primaries in 2019 by triumphing over then incumbent PC Delali Kwasi Brempong.

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However, he got defeated in the main elections by the New Patriotic Party’s Lydia Seyram Alhassan who was the incumbent through a bye-election that occurred few months to the general elections, following the demise of then Member of Parliament, Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko.

Dumelo lost the contest by votes a little over 2,000 and is optimistic a comeback would do the magic for him after making consultations with the people that matter.

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By Felix Anim-Appau|