Famous actor and politician John Dumelo has stated categorically that he did not take part in Day 2 of the #OccupyJulorbiHouse demonstration for political reasons.
The Democracy Hub organized the #OccupyJulorbiHouse protest in opposition to the high cost of living, bad road infrastructure (#FixTheMotorWay), galamsey, corruption, and selfishness, as well as the failure of the government to address economic issues.
Many Ghanaian celebrities have taken part in the demonstration to voice their anger and displeasure with the government.
John Dumelo claimed in an exclusive interview with Citi TV, monitored by 1Family Radio, that the level of pervasive arrogance among those in political authority drove him to take part in the demonstration.
The candidate for the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency of the opposition National Democratic Congress [NDC] established that his involvement in the protest was solely motivated by his grief as a Ghanaian citizen in response to accusations that he was using the situation to favor his political party and conduct campaigning.
He emphasized that he was taking part in the protests as a well-meaning Ghanaian and that his involvement in them went beyond party loyalties.
“The country needs to be fixed. The prevailing level of arrogance is excessive. We need change,’’ he said.
“While some may claim that we are exploiting the situation for political gain, I am not here as a representative of any political party. I am here solely as a concerned Ghanaian citizen, and that is why I am participating,’’ he added.