Mike Oquaye Jnr, who won the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) parliamentary primary in Dome Kwabenya Constituency, says he was hoping to win but did not expect a landslide victory.
Mr Oquaye polled 1,194 votes of the 1,715 valid votes cast. Sarah Adwoa Safo, the incumbent Member of Parliament, and Sheela Sakyi Adomaa polled 328 votes and 186 votes, respectively.
Mr Oquaye, also the Chief Executive Officer of the Free Zones Authority, said he would rally his contenders, as the party heads into the 2024 general elections.
“This kind of vote comes with a huge responsibility, so we are prepared to take on the responsibility and do what we have to do for the delegates and the constituents at large,” he told reporters after the declaration.
He said Madam Adwoa Safo needed an “ultra-performance” to sustain her ambition of returning to parliament for another four-year term, having done 12 years in Parliament already.
“We give thanks for her service, and we are now moving forward with a new candidate for Dome Kwabenya. The delegates have spoken; we have to sit, reconcile, and move on to the general elections together,” he said.