Sarah Adwoa Safo Loses Dome Kwabenya Seat as Micheal Oquaye Jr. Secures Victory

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In an unexpected turn of events, Dome-Kwabenya MP Sarah Adwoa Safo lost her parliamentary seat to Mike Oquaye Jnr in the New Patriotic Party (NPP) primaries.

Adwoa Safo, who has represented the Dome-Kwabenya seat since 2012, faced a strong challenge from Mike Oquaye Jnr, the son of Professor Mike Oquaye, the previous Speaker of Parliament.

Mike Oquaye Jnr won the primary on Saturday, January 27, with 1,194 votes, defeating Adwoa Safo to become the NPP’s parliamentary candidate for Dome-Kwabenya.

Adwoa Safo, a lawyer and former Deputy Majority Leader in Parliament who is well-known in Ghanaian politics and a key member of the ruling NPP, received 328 votes.

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However, the results of the primary indicate a shift in political dynamics within the area.

Mike Oquaye Jnr’s victory has sparked debate in political circles, with observers highlighting the significance of the development. He lost the last parliamentary election against Adwoa Safo by eight votes.

It emphasizes the democratic aspect of party primaries and party members’ capacity to voice their preferences for candidates.

The NPP primary in Dome-Kwabenya gained attention not just due to the fame of Adwoa Safo but also because it featured a tough race between two well-known candidates.

The result sets the stage for the 2024 general elections, with Mike Oquaye Jnr now the NPP’s candidate for the Dome-Kwabenya constituency.

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Both candidates campaigned actively in the run-up to the primary, addressing constituents and outlining their goals for the area’s future, and the election results reflect NPP members’ preferences in Dome-Kwabenya.

The political environment in Dome-Kwabenya is set to change significantly in the coming weeks as the country prepares for the general elections.

The NPP primary results have brought a new layer to the political drama, making Dome-Kwabenya a constituency to watch in the approaching elections.

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