While congratulating the President-elect, Dumelo advises Akufo-Addo to live up to expectation to his supporters, the nation and the continent…
Actor, John Dumelo has admonished Ghana’s president-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo to ensure that he does not let Ghana down while occupying the highest position in the country.
In Congratulating him, Dumelo advises Akufo-Addo not to let the country down, seeing that “Ghana is already on the part of great economic transformation”.
Dumelo who had openly and vigorously campaigned for incumbent President John Dramani Mahama and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) ahead of the December 7 polls made the remark in a Facebook post to congratulate Akufo-Addo for emerging winner of the elections.
Nana Akufo-Addo polled 53.85% of the total votes cast while Mahama trailed behind with 44.40% in last Wednesday’s polls.
Posting a photo of President Mahama and Nana Addo, the actor wrote:
When the sun comes up in the morning, it changes the Colour of the sky….
Fellow Ghanaians, our democracy was tested a few days ago and we became victorious as a nation. We have come out stronger and hopefully it will make us better. At the end of the day, Ghana has won and we will continue to be the beacon of hope in Africa. To my president HE John Mahama, it was an honour joining you on your campaign trails, you have done a lot in the last 4 years and your legacy will forever live on. You are a great man. To our president elect Nana Akuffo Addo, Ghanaians have spoken and it’s you they want. Ghana is already on the path of great economic transformation: please don’t let those who voted for you down. Don’t let Ghana down and don’t let Africa down. Congratulations Sir.
However, John Dumelo’s congratulatory message has not gone without massive backlashes from NPP supporters who scoffed at him for saying that Ghana won instead of saying that NANA ADDO WON. Recalling how he had confidently said that the NPP will record a woeful defeat in the election, so many of them jeered at him.
However, the non-extremists appreciated the actor’s spirit of oneness and his acceptance of the new President, despite the fact that he never endorsed him.