John Dumelo has refuted claims that he partaked in the community cleaning exercise at Abelenkpe in Accra last weekend because of votes.
The actor and businessman has been insulted by scribes of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) who branded his move as a cheap way to win votes to pursue his political ambition.
However, speaking on the issue on Morning Starr Thursday, the Ayawaso West-Wuogon parliamentary aspirant said he only honoured an invitation to join the exercise.
He said he has always taken part in clean exercises across the country even when he had no intentions to contest for any political seat.
“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.
Mr. Dumelo said he’s running a campaign devoid of insults and hate speech and hopes to win the parliamentary primaries.
“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”.he indicated