In a dramatic twist of political events, Fred Nuamah, a parliamentary aspirant on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has publicly relinquished his bid for candidacy in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency.
Fred Nuamah, who was running against his best friend, John Dumelo made this announcement during a gathering of NDC executives in Ayawaso West Wuguon.
“I announce here and now that I have officially stepped down for John Dumelo. I am here to tell you on authority that I am going out of the race and returning to support my friend John Setor Dumelo, God bless you all,” the businessman declared.
The unexpected turn of events was captured in a video that has since garnered widespread attention, showcasing Nuamah’s resolve to put his support behind John Dumelo’s aspirations.
Subsequently, Nuamah penned a letter addressed to the General Secretary of the NDC and the Chairman of the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency, formalizing his endorsement of Dumelo.
He stated, “I wholeheartedly endorse and throw my support behind my good friend and brother, Mr. John Dumelo, to be the parliamentary candidate for the NDC in the Ayawaso West-Wuogon constituency. I firmly believe that the NDC must present a unified front for the 2024 general elections. As a dedicated member of the NDC, I prioritize the party’s unity and the President John Mahama project aimed at rescuing our country.”
The trajectory of this political saga dates back to the early days of March, when Fred Nuamah granted an interview to Graphic Showbiz, levelling accusations against Dumelo for purportedly breaking a promise to abstain from contesting in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency.
“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,” Nuamah stated
Dumelo vehemently denied the accusations, asserting his intention to participate in the political race.
Dumelo, who contested the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency parliamentary seat in 2020, countered Nuamah’s claims as he expressed his disappointment in Nuamah’s actions.
As the two figures remained steadfast in their pursuits, their rivalry took centre stage within the NDC’s internal contests.
The duo’s keen competition for the NDC’s parliamentary candidacy in the 2024 general elections was characterized by intense debates and public exchanges.
However, in April, the Election Committee of the NDC suspended the vetting of candidates and the constituency’s election until further notice.