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I’m Broke – John Dumelo cries

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I’m Broke – John Dumelo cries

Popular actor and newly elected opposition NDC Parliamentary Candidate for Ayawaso West Wuogon, John Demelo says last weekend’s parliamentary primary has left him stark broke.

According to him, huge sums of money was channeled into work in the constituency to make his victory possible but has also made him bankrupt.

He’s revealed that he undertook many philanthropic works before the party’s primaries on Saturday including paying of school fees for some people.

According to him, he does not consider those kind gestures as vote-buying as he did all that in a bid to help the people in his community.

John Dumelo waged a strong campaign to win the Parliamentary candidate slot by garnering 758 votes in the polls as against 94 votes by his contender Suzzy Afua Adoboe.

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Speaking to host Kwaku Owusu Adjei on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa FM on the aftermath of the elections, John Dumelo stated that presently he doesn’t have even a dime left on him for the next round of campaign activities.

“I’m broke rough, the campaign has drained my money rough. All the cash I had has been spent on the campaign I have absolutely nothing left on me for the next round of campaigning. I’ll have to look for money elsewhere for that exercise. As I speak with you I’m laying flat on the ground, I need help to get back onto my feet. There’ll have to be voluntary contributions from my loved ones to see me through the next level of campaigning for the 2020 Parliamentary election.”

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A research conducted by The Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) revealed that a candidate in Ghana spent approximately GHS 390,000 (USD 86,000) to secure the party primary nomination and compete in the parliamentary election during the 2016 elections.

The findings show that the cost of running for political office in Ghana went up by nearly 60% over one single electoral cycle (2012-2016). Ghana has 275 legislators which means they cumulatively spent approximately $23,650,000 to enter the law-making chamber.

The Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) research stated: “Between 2012 and 2016 the cost of running for political office in Ghana increased by 59%. On average candidates needed to raise approximately GHS 390,000 (approx. USD 86,000) to secure the party primary nomination and compete in the parliamentary election in their constituency.

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“If the cost of politics rises to unaffordable levels the danger is that politics becomes the domain of the elite and wealthy and that the motivation and incentives of MPs move from serving the public to recovering their own investment.”

The research which was done in collaboration with the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) surveyed over 250 candidates and sitting MPs about their experiences in the 2012 and 2016 elections.

Source: kasapaonline.com

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‘‘I Caught My Wife In Bed With My Own Friend; It Was The Reason Why I Stopped Doing Music’’ – Ofori Amponsah (video)

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Award-winning Ghanaian musician, Ofori Amponsah in a recent interview has indicated why he had to stop doing music for some time stating that his own friend he trusted so much destroyed his marriage. He noted that he couldn’t stand the betrayal from his friend and wife.

He revealed he got very devastated that he could not write, produce or even perform his songs during that period.

In the interview, he noted;

“Someone I helped entered my home and destroyed my marriage. Someone I opened my gates to could do that to me.

”That day I had a show at the national theatre but I performed poorly on stage because I was surprised that someone I helped would do that to me. Since then, I couldn’t write, sing or do anything. For about three years I was shut. No shows, nothing. I was in my room. I became lonely”

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The only thing I could remember at that moment was to pray. I was there one day when a prophet called me and advised me that if I don’t run to God, nothing will work out well for me.”

Watch the interview below;

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Wendy Shay Tells President Akuffo Addo To Invite Her To The Jubilee House

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Self-acclaimed Queen mother of Ghana music industry, Wendy Shay has sent a message to the first gentleman of the country, Nana Akuffo Addo requesting an invite to the Jubilee House.

According to her, she intends to discuss with the president, pertinent issues crippling the creative industry.

The Astalavista hitmaker further stated that female artistes in Ghana are really suffering and since she is ruling the female fraternity, she has to be invited so they discuss possible solutions.

She ended by saying that since Nana Addo invited Shatta the King, She’s definitely the next to get an invite to the Jubilee House.

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(Video) Davido and Chioma Spotted Together in A Vehicle But Still Not In Talking Terms

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Barely 24 hours following controversial journalist, Kemi Olunloyo ‘s warning to Davido to brace for the ugly side of his fiancée Chioma, a video of the two has cropped up in which things are looking ugly.

From the video, both appeared not talking to each other as Davido picked Chioma her friends up from the airport earlier today after arriving in Nigeria.

Per reports, Davido together with his chef after arriving at the airport with their son picked Chioma but surprisingly, on their way home, both were no speaking to each other as Chioma appeared to be looking through the window away from Davido.

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This whole disarray began when rumors of Perruzi sleeping with Chioma sparked with Davido and Chioma unfollowing each other on social media to Davido writing that he need to medically ascertain the paternity of his son.

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