John Dumelo is beating war drums against expectations that the 2020 general election in Ghana will be peaceful, free and fair.
The actor, who is the National Democratic Congress (NDC) aspiring Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency, has asked NDC members to take the law into their own hands and visit mayhem on their opponents during the elections if they have reasons to believe that the opponents are rigging the elections.
“Let’s be vigilant. We know they want to rig the elections but they’ll be caught and when they are caught, we’ll beat them up because this time around, we won’t let it go easily. We’ll beat you up and ignore the saying that let’s give it to God,” he declared on a campaign platform a few days ago.
His comment exposes the alleged NDC members’ plans to resort to violence in the 2020 electoral process should things don’t go their way.
The party has already been holding itself up as the obvious winner of the 2020 elections in what looks like a ploy to incite its followers against a different result and Dumelo’s comments clearly emphasise that.
“John Dramani Mahama will be elected as the president of the Republic on December 7 and John Dumelo will also be named as the Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon,” he added.
Many Ghanaians have since condemned his statement which has come at a time well-meaning Ghanaians are calling for peaceful elections.
“John Dumelo has made it clear the NDC will resort to violence in the case of election irregularities and you want us to vote for him? People of Ayawaso West Wuogon wise up dears,” Twitter user @hughclaver commented.
“This John Dumelo guy is scam. The earlier you treat him like all the politicians we have here, the better for you. Look at him pushing for violence ahead of the elections,”@BixbySante also added.
It is expected that as someone in his position vying to go to Parliament in order to become a law maker, he should be preaching about the rule of law and giving the law a chance in every situation, but he’s rather doing the contrary.