Ghana Election: Lydia Alhassan beats John Dumelo to retain the Ayawaso West Wuogon Seat

The Incumbent member of parliament for the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency, Lydia Seyram Alhassan in a much anticipated contest has retained her seat beating her Opponent John Dumelo.

Certified results from the Electoral Commission show that the New Patriotic Party candidate Lydia Alhassan polled 39,851 out of 77,604 total votes while her Opponent, actor cum politician John Dumelo was able to pull 37,778 votes.

The contest in the Ayawaso West Wuogon has been much anticipated in the 2020 elections due to the actor’s decision to contest in the race. The moviemaker was sure of victory as he concluded that the incumbent had disappointed the electorate. 

In the build up to the election, Madam Lydia Alhassan was hopeful that she was going to pull 60% of the vote while her opponent Dumelo had also urged the public to disregard social media speculation that he was losing the race.

“They are appreciative of the work that we have done, and for me, I have been an MP for less than two years and they have seen my good works. My signature is all over the place and so for them, they are renewing my mandate and that of President Akufo-Addo,” she said.

Lydia Alhassan replaced her late husband Emmanuel Boakye Agyarko in January 2019 when she contested and won the parliamentary seat for the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency by-election

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