Politician and actor John Dumelo is set to honor his promise after Presbyterian Boys Secondary School (PRESEC) Legon emerged as the victors in the National Science and Maths Quiz. This commitment arose from a passionate vow he made during the competition, where he fervently supported his alma mater, Achimota School, and pledged to embark on a lengthy barefoot walk from the University of Ghana’s main gate to the PRESEC premises if Achimota did not win.
I am a proud Achimotan but If presec wins the #NSMQ2023 on the 31st I will walk barefoot backwards from Ayawaso West Wuogon to presec school! They can’t win over Motown! Presec? Tweeeaa!!!
— Farmer John (@johndumelo) October 22, 2023
“I am a proud Achimotan, but if PRESEC wins the #NSMQ2023 on the 31st, I will walk barefoot backward from Ayawaso West Wuogon to Presec School! They can’t win over Motown! PRESEC? Tweeeaa!!!” he tweeted on Sunday, October 22, 2023.
John Dumelo also expressed his pride in Achimota School and Opoku Ware Senior High School (OWASS) for reaching the pinnacle of the competition.
I am a man of my words. I will be walking backwards barefoot from the UG main gate to Presec main gate Tommrow 31st Oct at 4pm. I want to congratulate Presec for winning the #NSMQGrandFinale. I am wholeheartedly proud of my Achimota school and also OWASS. I will walk the talk.…
— Farmer John (@johndumelo) October 30, 2023
True to his word, he confirmed his intentions to walk the talk: “I am a man of my word. I will be walking backward barefoot from the UG main gate to the Presec gate tomorrow, October 31 at 4 p.m. I want to congratulate PRESEC for winning the NSMQ Grand Finale. I am wholeheartedly proud of my Achimota School and also OWASS.”
PRESEC’s remarkable eighth win in the National Science and Maths Quiz solidifies their status as a dominant force in the competition. Their triumph in the face of stiff competition from esteemed institutions like Opoku Ware Senior High School and Achimota School demonstrates their dedication to academic excellence.
John Dumelo’s commitment to walking backward serves as evidence to his integrity and respect for his word. While his allegiance to Achimota School was unwavering, he graciously accepted PRESEC’s victory and was quick to fulfill his promise. This act of sportsmanship showcases his character and exemplifies the values of fairness and honor in competition.