Some delegates of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Done-Kwabenya constituency have jubilated following the defeat of Member of Parliament lawyer Sarah Adwoa Safo.
The delegates who went around the constituency in jubilation said they felt relieved and satisfied that the MP had lost.
According to them, they would have been described as “fools” if they had retained the MP as the candidate for the 2024 parliamentary election.
They told journalists that it was a collective decision by the majority of the delegates to vote against her since she failed on her duty as the representative of the people.
Some of them said, “We would have been described as fools if we voted for Adwoa Safo. We are excited that she lost the primary in the constituency. She failed us, the constituents, and that is why we voted against her.”.
The delegates also expressed confidence in the newly elected candidate, Mike Oquaye Junior.
According to them, he will be the best person to represent their interests as a party and the constituency.
Another delegate said, “We have shown the world that the people of Dome Kwabenya are wise, because if we had not voted against Hon. Sarah Adwoa Safo, the world would have thought that we are fools. We want to tell the world that we are not fools; we are wise, and we have given her a showdown!”
“All I want to say is that you don’t lead as MP on social media; that’s why we decided to bring ‘GABO’ (referring to Mike Oquaye Jr.). We know what he can do for us because we realised that Adwoa was playing with the constituency, and that’s why we voted her out,” one other delegate added.
Meanwhile, the general secretary of the party in the constituency, Theopilus Ansah Larbi, has asked those jubilating to be measured in their celebration.
He said the contest was over, and the overall agenda now is for them to unite their front and work towards victory in 2024.
When asked if he anticipated the defeat of
Adwoa Safo in the primary, he answered in the affirmative.
He disclosed that, going into the contest, it became obvious among the delegates that the MP was going to lose.
He noted that he gathered from the majority of the delegates that they were going to vote against the MP.
“I saw the defeat coming because, apart from being an executive, I am also a delegate, and as a delegate, I gathered intelligence that she was going to lose the election. The delegates are few, and the voters in the constituency are far more than the delegates of the NPP, so if the voters who will decide who should be their MP say they do not want her as their MP, as delegate of the party, it is your responsibility to ensure that you give the voters what they want. Ghanaians in Dome Kwabenya called for change.
They requested a new face, new energy, and new ideas. They told us Adwoa Safo had done her part, and so they wanted a new face. Someone did the part, and Adwoa Safo took over. The new candidate will not be on the seat forever; he will do his part, and someone else will take over,” he added.
He stressed the need for them to unite because the victory in 2024 is what they have to work towards.
He said that should they fail to unite and work together, they will not be able to secure the victory on December 7, 2024.