In what can be said to be the fiercest race of this year’s elections, actor-turned-politician John Dumelo, representing the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has lost the elections to incumbent Member of Parliament Lydia Alhassan of the New Patriotic Party.
Certified results from the Electoral Commission show the NDC candidate poll 37,778 as against Lydia Alhassan’s 39,851. Gifty Botchway of the People’s National Congress (PNC) and independent candidate Richard Amegatse managed 160 and 108 votes respectively.
Total valid votes cast stood at 77,604 with 595 being invalid votes.
Many believed John Dumelo had a chance to win the seat, but it seems Lydia knew her people and she knew exactly how to get them on her side.