The wife of Ghanaian of actor and politician John Dumelo, Gifty Mawunya Dumelo has taken to her Instagram handle to encourage her husband to keep his head high and forge ahead in life after failing to wrestle the Ayawaso West Wuogon parliamentary seat from incumbent Lydia Alhassan.
She eulogized her husband for making history, as a first-timer, in an NPP constituency and yet losing by a small margin.
“Praise the Lord!!! In all things, Lord, I, and my household would forever worship the Lord. Babe @johndumelo1 congratulations on such a spectacular performance and making history in Ayawaso West. For a first time contender in an NPP stronghold and closing the gap by such a margin, wow!! You have raised the status quo and you know what you deserve a standing ovation. So Babe, dust it off and move your head so high like a king and leader you’ve been ordained to be. You are an inspiration to many and your hard work and determination are apparent to all. You are a winner and always would be. #idey4u #we move “
The actor cum politician John Dumelo, who contested on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress, had 37,778 votes out of 77, 604 from the 137 polling stations, a very close margin to the incumbent Lydia Alhassan who retained her seat with 39,851 votes on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party.