Ghanaian actor John Dumelo betrayed by colleagues
John Dumelo, a Ghanaian actor and aspiring MP of the Ayawaso West Constituency on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), appears to have been betrayed by some of his colleagues .
On Wednesday, December 2nd 2020, social media was sent into overdrive after several Ghanaian actors stormed Ayawaso West Wuogon to campaign for the NPP MP for the constituency, Lydia Alhassan.
These actors, including Kalybos, Prince David Osei and Bibi Bright, immediately started trending massively on social media, apparently for having ‘betrayed’ their colleague John Dumelo by abandoning him and campaigning for his opponent.
Beverly Afaglo in response said that those actors have been paid to tarnish the name of John Dumelo and campaign for his opponent.
Based on the backlash against them, including attacks from fellow actors, we’re supposed to believe that they have betrayed their profession by not supporting John to get into parliament.
These actors are apparently supposed to hide their own political beliefs and just follow John because he’s also an actor.
These expectations betray a huge problem with the way we think about issues in Ghana – in a binary and black and white way which is actually hugely problematic.
It’s insane, and pathetically shallow thinking, for anyone to think that just because John Dumelo is an actor, other actors must automatically support him.
Dumelo belongs to a political party with its own political beliefs and ideals. If voted into power, it’s highly likely he would work at implementing the ideals of this party, aka the National Democratic Congress (NDC).