Ghanaian actor, John Dumelo is pushing back at claims he took part in a community cleaning exercise at Abelenkpe last weekend because he wants to gain the favour of voters.
He has been accused of engaging in populist moves as a way to help gain momentum for his parliamentary ambition.
Speaking to Francis Abban on Morning Starr on Starr 103.5 FM Thursday, Dumelo claimed he always honours invitations to be part of clean up 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?” questioned the actor.
“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.”
Dumelo is contesting he Ayawaso West-Wuogon primaries of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).