The National Democratic Congress’ parliamentary candidate for the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency, John Dumelo, has said that the NDC is a party for the people as they do not have a category of people who should belong to the party.

According to him, the NDC does not believe in intellectuals like the other parties in the country as their members includes everybody irrespective of who they are.

Speaking on Face to Face programme, John Domelo said the NDC believes in the bottom to top approach as it is a social democrat party.

“A lot of the NDC members are for lack of better expression, are people down there which is the masses. Because we don’t believe a lot in intellectuals and so on and so forth like some other people do believe in.”

When asked by the host if the party does not want intellectuals in the party, he said

“we do have intellectuals and we believe in them but we start from the bottom up but others starts with up button. We deal with everybody but we start from the base up. NDC is the party for everybody. We just don’t set any criteria.”

He added that he believes the NDC will win power come December 7, 2020, as he will win against the incumbent MP with a 54% vote margin rubbishing claims that the seat is traditionally for NPP.

“I disagree with people saying that it [Ayawaso West Wuogon] is traditionally NPP. We won in 1992 and 1996 but we have come close to winning it, especially in 2012. In 2004 and 2008 we came close to winning it. This is not like some Bantama seat, or a Mampong or an Ejisu seat that we know to be traditionally NPP. The Ayawaso West Wuogon is a seat we are going to win. I am not going to win it, it is the NDC that is going to win it. I expect to win…with a margin of 54.” He said.