John Dumelo Requests A Recount of Ayawaso West Woguon Ballots >>> John Setor Dumelo, 2020 Parliamentary candidate for National Democratic Congress has written a letter to the District Electoral Officer of Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency, demanding that they recount the ballots in the just-ended polls in the constituency.
Dumelo who lost the election to the incumbent New Patriotic Party’s Lydia Alhassan insists that there were several irregularities recorded in the exercise at some of the polling stations.
According to him, there were instances where his votes were swapped with that of his opponent Lydia Seyram Alhassan.
“I humbly write to your office seeking for a recount of all ballot boxes across the constituency. This is due to several irregularities that have been identified in some polling centers. One of such irregularities was the swapping of my figures and that of the NPP candidate’s figures at polling centers. Counting on your usual co-operation,” John Dumelo stated in his letter addressed to the Electoral Commission District Officer.
Maa Lydia, the incumbent Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon won the seat with 39,851 votes while John Dumelo came second with 37,778 votes. A victory she won with a marginal vote of 2,073 votes.
John Dumelo had earlier expressed hope of winning the poll. He alleged that internal projection saw him winning the seat.
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