Managing Editor of the Daily Dispatch Newspaper, Ben Ephson has revealed Actor John Dumelo and son of ex-president John Agyekum Kufuor, Chief Kufour are likely to stand for the Ayawaso West Wuogon seat in the upcoming by-elections.
According to the renowned pollster, the ruling NPP may consider Chief Kufour as a compromise to quench the simmering tension between the wives of the late Member of Parliament for the area, Emmanuel Kyeremanten Agyarko who have clashed over the seat of their late husband.
Speaking on Kasapa FM, the veteran journalist said: “I have heard that ex-president Kufuor’s son, Chief Kufour is interested in the Ayawaso seat. So maybe as a compromise, the NPP will go for Chief Kufour because usually by-elections like the NDC one, some names have started popping out. If the person who contested in 2016 wants to contest, maybe the party may decide that given time and other factors, he should be allowed to contest but if he’s not ready to contest then others will want to contest for it”.
He also mentioned that actor John Dumelo, on the other hand, is among three persons who the opposition National Democratic Congress may be considering to take up the seat.
“One of the person’s from the NDC side is actor John Dumelo, Dr Yaw Ofosu Mensah who is a lecturer at the University of Ghana and Naa Lamptey,” he said.