“I know you’ve had some downs but you don’t stay down,” Ghanaian actor James Gardiner pens letter to Dumelo!


Ghanaian actor James Gardiner has taken to social media to write an emotional letter to commend and encourage the National Democratic Congress’ Parliamentary aspirant for Ayawaso West Wuogon and colleague John Setor Dumelo before the elections on 7th December 2020.

James Gardiner described John Dumelo as a selfless human and philanthropist who is poised to make a change in the lives of the people in his constituency despite the backlashes he’s received from the public that he is engaging in the various donations to score political points.

The Ayawaso West Wuogon seat has been one of the most competitive in the country which has seen the incumbent Hon. Lydia Alhassan and Ghanaian actor John Dumelo battle for the seat.

John Dumelo in his electioneering campaign has donated food items, Personal Protective Equipment, laptops and has also embarked on many youth empowerment initiatives to equip the youth in the constituency in diverse skill sets.

Read the full and unedited letter written by James Gardiner to John Dumelo

Dear John,
I hope you are doing well and staying safe. I decided to make this letter public because I would like for everyone who isn’t paying attention to see how driven and relentless you are in vying for a challenging position of service to mankind. I’ve known you for
many years but this is beyond friendship. If there’s one thing I would commend u about, it would be your spirit of resilience and how you make it look so effortless!!! How do you do it? I know you’ve had some downs, but you don’t stay down, you get back up, dust yourself off, and keep moving. We learn from our mistakes.

Kofi, I’m sure a lot of people would doubt you in your quest to become the Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wougon Constituency but I know that, that even rekindles your energy to keep you going. It started os a dismissal conversation, then you won the primaries, and then the reality set in! You didn’t just get here overnight. It’s the passion you’ve had also for politics. It is glaringly obvious you have done more than enough to set an example of service to humanity. Though you are not an MP yet, you have, in your little way shown a glimpse of hope in the good things you are setting out to do for the people.
Donation of laptops to students, Startup Capitals for the needy to start their businesses, a Mushroom Initiative as an employment avenue. Your donations and your dedication during these ‘not so ordinary’ times have been remarkable! You were there during the fire outbreak and the flood times. You were there to give a helping hand whenever and wherever you could. You’ve always been there. And for that I say Ayekoo!! A lot of people may say that all the good works you’ve done are a desperate solicitation for votes, but I pray you to stay true to your course, yourself, and the people. You present another opportunity to show and prove that creatives are layered people of substance (and more than just ‘entertainers’) I hope that in the end, after all this is over, you would proudly stand in your office, look back at the toil and sweat you shed and tell your constituents and yourself, ‘We did it.’ Get to work already John! We move! #Idey4u




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