The politician-turned-actor Fred Nuamah has withdrawn from the NDC parliamentary primary in Ayawaso West Wuogon.
Mr. Nuamah said in a letter to the party that the choice was made without the involvement of outside forces and following long discussions with key stakeholders.
“I firmly believe that the NDC must present a unified front for the 2024 general election. As a dedicated member of the NDC, I prioritise we the party’s unity and the President John Mahama project aimed at rescuing our country,” the aspirant noted.
After making a choice, Mr. Nuamah backed and supported John Dumelo, his closest friend and a leading candidate.
“I wholeheartedly endorse and throw my support behind my good friend and brother, Mr John Dumelo, to be the parliamentary candidate for the NDC in the Ayawaso West-Wuogon constituency,” he pledged.
He also thanked his supporters and all well-wishers for their support, said he appreciated spending time with them, and asked them to support Mr. Dumelo as well.
“I urge all my supporters across all levels of the party in the constituency to rally behind John Dumelo and provide him with the needed support.
“Together, with a renewed sense of togetherness, we can secure victory in the 2024 elections and uplift our nation from its current state,” he appealed.
This occurs shortly after the NDC started accepting nominations in 18 seats where elections were delayed owing to disagreements that have now been addressed.
While nominations were open in some of the impacted seats, no elections were held in others, where they were not.
The party in Ayawaso West Wuogon suspended the poll, which was scheduled for May 13, as well as the candidate screening in April.
When Mr. Nuamah revealed in March that he would challenge Mr. Dumelo for the same seat, Ghanaians were taken aback.
A few days had passed since the latter’s formal announcement of his candidacy.
All of Mr. Nuamah’s suggestions to resign were ineffective, and he accused Mr. Dumelo of acting dishonestly by asserting that he had his friend’s approval to run for office.
However, Mr. Dumelo refuted the allegations, claiming that they never spoke about Mr. Nuamah’s political campaign in the same area.