The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Dome-Kwabenya Constituency, Sarah Adwoa Safo, has announced her plans to contest for the seat again in the next elections.
She said nothing can stop her from seeking a third term in Parliament, except God.
“However, I know He has made a way for me,” she said to some party supporters on Wednesday, June 14. “He has created a new path through you.
“So, all I am saying is that if God willing the leadership of the party opens nominations for parliamentary primaries, as you are behind me, I will run again. No baga waya,” she said in Twi amid applause from her audience.
The former Deputy Majority Leader’s vote margin reduced in the last elections after a tough challenge from Faustina Elikplim Akurugu of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). From 67.99 percent in 2016, she had 58.35 percent in 2020.
Elikplim Akurugu has been re-elected for the 2024 elections, the first time the opposition party will be retaining a candidate in the constituency.
Therefore, analysts are predicting a hard race for the incumbent MP if she returns.
Her troubles have been worsened by a conflict with leadership of her party in Parliament.
Adwoa Safo stayed out of Parliament for more than a year and was referred to the Privileges Committee for removal from the House.
Though the Committee recommended by a majority decision that her seat should be declared vacant, the Speaker, Alban SK Bagbin, adjourned ruling.
Adwoa Safo has since returned to the House.
But she is expected to face a fierce contest from the Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Free Zones Authority, Mike Oquaye Jnr, who gave her a good run for her money in the last primaries.
The primaries have been scheduled for February, 2024.