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‘I’ll not contest as independent candidate; I’ll help NPP break the 8’ -Adwoa Safo

Sarah Adwoa Safo, the current Member of Parliament representing the Dome-Kwabenya constituency in the Greater Accra Region, has denied rumors that she is running as an Independent in the next general elections. Safo lost the New Patriotic Party Parliamentary Primary.

Mike Oquaye Jr., the CEO of the Free Zones Authority and the son of former Speaker of Parliament Mike Oquaye, defeated the controversial MP in her attempt to win a fourth term in parliament over the weekend. Sheela Oppong finished third with 186 votes, while Mike Oquaye Jr. received an astounding 1195 votes versus Ms. Safo’s 321 votes.

But following the polls, there have been circulating reports that she is getting ready to run as an independent in the general elections of 2024.

But in a clarification, she said in a statement ‘’For the avoidance of doubt and without any shred of ambiguity, I reiterate that I have no intention whatsoever of running as an Independent Candidate in the upcoming December 7, 2024, Presidential and Parliamentary elections and for that matter, at any point in the foreseeable future’’.

According to her, ‘’My attention has been drawn to several recent misinformation and speculation in the media regarding my political future in the Dome-Kwabenya Constituency in particular and the New Patriotic Party as a whole’’.

‘’I wish to clarify, that despite the setback and outcome of last Saturday’s parliamentary primaries in Dome-Kwabenya, I remain steadfast in my commitment to the shared values of the New Patriotic Party and our corporate quest to break the 8 with H.E. Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia come December 7, 2024’’.

She explained that ‘’As a three-term Member of Parliament and a true party person, I am cognizant of the fundamental principles which underpin the Danquah-Dombo-Busia tradition for which internal competition and afterward cooperation, remains the guiding light’’.

She also took use of the occasion to convey her sincere gratitude to the good people of the Dome-Kwabenya Constituency, particularly the diligent Polling Station Executives, for giving her the chance to represent their interests and goals in the august house of Parliament for the previous twelve years.

‘’For the next few months, I remain dedicated to working collaboratively with the Leadership of the party in the constituency in collectively pursuing goals to unite us for the task ahead in campaigning to maximize our votes for both Parliamentary and Presidential candidates and in Parliament, to execute Government business expeditiously’’ she concluded in the statement posted on her Facebook page.