Adwoa Safo announces plans to contest Dome-Kwabenya seat again, says ‘No baga waya!’

Adwoa Safo announces plans to contest Dome Kwabenya seat again says No baga waya
Sarah Adwoa Safo

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.

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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.

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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.

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The primaries have been scheduled for February, 2024.

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