There was near scuffle between the Parliamentary Candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency, John Dumelo, and incumbent lawmaker Lydia Alhassan, who is also seeking re-election, in a debate organised by 3FM on Friday, November 27.
Comments made by Maa Alhassan, as she is affectionately called, infuriated Mr Dumelo, who demanded an unqualified apology.
Mr Dumelo had indicated that the distribution of free laptops to tertiary students by his team in the Constituency is by far the largest single initiative in the Constituency.
“We have done a lot for the constituency. I’m a youth, an entrepreneur and a farmer. I know how it feels to be a youth in this constituency.
“Our work so far in the constituency is to provide employment and aid to the constituents. Our laptop policy is the single largest Initiative in the constituency.”
However, Lydia Alhassan, who had reported to the event late, reacting to this comment said in Akan that the distribution of the laptop was not a thought-through project initiated by Mr Dumelo.
Mr Dumelo then got upset following the way and manner Ms Alhassan made the comment.
He deemed it an insult and insisted that she apologized to him.
He attempted to leave the venue after she failed to apologize but the hosts of the event – Johnnie Hughes and Alfred Ocansey – persuaded him to stay on.
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The 3FM Constituency Debate is supported by STAR Ghana Foundation with funding from the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and European Union (EU).
By Edem Tutu|3news.com|Ghana