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I didn’t clean gutters for votes – Dumelo

Actor and politician John Dumelo has pushed back at suggestions that he took part in community cleaning exercise at Abelemkpe in Accra last weekend because votes.

The popular actor has come under heavy social media attacks from critics who described the move as a cheap attempt to garner votes to push his ambitions as the NDC primaries approach.

But speaking to Francis Abban on the Morning Starr Thursday, the actor-cum-business magnate said he has always honoured invitations to partake in such cleanup exercises.

“I was invited to come help clean the gutter, would I say no? When I saw those comments I was shocked. I did cleaning in other places in the past, like Ho, Axim and Tamale, was I looking for votes there too,” he wondered.

Dumelo who is also a farmer is contesting the Ayawaso West-Wuogon primaries of the opposition NDC.

“I’ve always had the desire to serve people and my nation and that is why I’m trying to get into Parliament. I know Ayawaso West is difficult seat to get but I’ll still try my best. I run a clean campaign at all times. I don’t go around saying negative things about my opponents”.

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