#OccupyJulorbiHouse: “The arrogance is too much, we need change” – John Dumelo.
Ghanaian celebrity John Dumelo has stated that he did not engage in the #OccupyJulorbiHouse protest for political reasons on Day 2.
The Democracy Hub organized the #OccupyJulorbiHouse action to protest the high cost of living, leadership failure in resolving economic difficulties, bad road infrastructure (#FixTheMotorWay), galamsey, corruption, and greed.
Artists include Kelvyn Boy, Kofi Mole, EL, actor John Dumelo, Efia Odo, and others have joined the protest.
In an interview with Citi TV, John Dumelo stated that the arrogance of individuals in positions of power pushed him to engage in the protest.
In response to allegations that he was exploiting the situation to benefit his political party and campaign, the aspiring member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency on the ticket of the opposition National Democratic Congress [NDC] clarified that his participation in the protest was motivated solely by his concern as a Ghanaian citizen.
He emphasized that his involvement in the demonstrations was not partisan, and that he was taking part as a concerned Ghanaian.
“The country must be repaired.” The current degree of hubris is out of control. We require reform…While some may argue that we are taking advantage of the situation for political gain, I am not here on behalf of any political party. I’m here entirely as a concerned Ghanaian citizen, and that’s why I’m taking part.”
Dumelo was born in Ghana and attended Christ the King School in Accra for his primary education.
He went to Achimota School and was a member of the Drama Club, as well as winning the Fliers Guy in Mo-TOWN competition. He went on to study Civil Engineering at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He ran for “Mr University” and won at KNUST.
He went on to study at GIMPA’s School of Public Service and Governance. He began acting in the early 1990s in a 1991 film called Baby Thief while attending Christ the King School and was paid 20,000 Ghana Cedis (now 2 Ghana Cedis) at the age of seven.