About 600 delegates have picked nomination form for the Member of Parliament (MP) for Dome-Kwabenya Constituency of the Greater Accra Region, Mrs Sarah Adwoa Safo, to contest the upcoming New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary primary.
The delegates on Monday, January 27, 2020, picked the nomination form from the party’s constituency office and walked from Haatso through to Dome, Taifa, St. John’s and Kwabenya before going to Hon Adwoa Safo’s house.
The female lawmaker returned all the way from the United States of America on Monday, January 27, 2020 and just as she was about to have a nap, she heard a loud voice knocking on the gates of her house.
With her security personnel assigned a different task, Hon Safo, stepped out of her room, walked straight to find out who her visitors were.
To her surprise, a group of party faithful, notably, polling station and constituency executives dressed in party colours and accompanied by a brass band, were waiting patiently for her.
The group about 600 had one simple message for their lawmaker: “To represent the constituency for another term,” since she has proven to be a good leader and mother for all and, therefore, cannot risk to waste their votes.
Astonished as she was, she quickly organised herself to welcome her guests. At this juncture, she had no option than to join the fanfare.
Dome-Kwabenya Constituency Coordinator, Jessy Larbi, presenting the nomination forms to Hon Adwoa Safo said: “We the constituency executives and all polling station executives have resolved that you are the one we are going to vote for to represent our interest in Parliament that is why we made a contribution to buy the nomination form for you.
The Dome-Kwabenya Constituency Youth Organiser, Mr David Obiri-Yeboah, on his part, said they were overwhelmed by the numerous projects Hon Safo was undertaking in the constituency and, therefore, cannot wait for her to represent their interest in Parliament a third time.
“You have been tried and tested and proven your mettle. We cannot at this juncture risk to waste our votes. As a result of this, we the polling stations and some constituency executives numbering over 600 have decided to contribute some money and pick the nomination form for you. We have also decided to pay the filing of the nomination form for you. Considering the sacrifices you’ve made for us, it is time for us to also show some gratitude,” he noted, while presenting the nomination form to Hon Adwoa Safo who is also the deputy Majority Leader of the Parliament of Ghana.
Receiving the nomination form, Hon Safo said she was completely overwhelmed by the gesture of the more than 600 delegates and affirmed to honour their request by contesting the parliamentary primary once again.
“I am even lost for words. I never knew you were going to surprise me this way else I wouldn’t have come out at all. What you have done today goes to demonstrate your commitment to the development of Dome-Kwabenya Constituency,” she noted.
She urged the party faithful to remain united and work very hard to secure four more years for the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to enable him complete all the projects he has envisioned for Ghana.
Hon Safo, who is also the Minister of State in-charge of Public Procurement, said four more years for Nana will see massive infrastructure development after laying a solid foundation for the country to thrive on in his first term in office.
Story: Franklin ASARE-DONKOH