VIDEO: Ayawaso West Flood and Dredging Brouhaha – John Dumelo Vs Lydia Alhassan; ‘boot for boot’


Saturday’s downpour caused a devastating effects on some parts of West Lands in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency, which had began striking a contest between two parliamentary candidates in the area.

The two, John Dumelo contesting on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and Lydia Seyram Alhassan for the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) have been pushed to be on the ground following their attempts to support their constituents.

It must be noted however, that the two have over the past months engaged in fierce political competition since the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus.

Away from coronavirus this time, the heavy downpour in some parts of Accra on Saturday presented another situation for the two to show how much they care for their people.

According to several persons who have their eyes on the constituency, John Dumelo who took the first step by jumping into the flood waters to sympathise with residents prompted a swift reaction from the sitting Member of Parliament, Lydia Seyram Alhassan.

Clad in a traditional ‘kaba and slit’ with a farmer boot, Lydia Seyram Alhassan also responded to the challenge to support her constituents.

Some have humorously tagged it as a “boot for boot’ challenge because the two wore similar boots during their visit.

It would be recalled that in April this year, the two candidates were actively engaged in food distribution in their constituency.

A situation which they claimed was to help the vulnerable survive the effects of the novel coronavirus and the lockdown.