BY PHILIP ANTOH | email@example.com
GHANA’S HIGH Commissioner to India, Mr Mike Oquaye Jnr, who is contesting in the upcoming Parliamentary primaries by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Dome Kwabenya Constituency, has accused the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Ms Sarah Adjoa Sarfo, of being selective in meeting the needs and desires of the constituents.
Mr Oquaye argued that the selective approach adopted by the MP is adversely affecting the growth of the constituency.
Addressing delegates after successfully filing his nomination to challenge his opponent, Lawyer Oquaye said , “I assure you that my victory will reunite the base of the party. I will work with all the delegates irrespective of our differences. I am fully aware of the selective approach adopted by the MP in meeting your needs.
“I won’t discriminate against anyone. My victiory will unite the party and will strengthen the existing structures for the victory of the NPP in 2020.”
Touching on what necessitated his decision to contest the second time, Mr Oquaye said, “I was motivated to make the second move for the seat because of the cry by some grass-roots people and delegates that they are mostly neglected when people win elections.”
He stated that there were factions among the constituents because some members were aggrieved for certain issues, emphasising that it was imperative for this acrimony to be resolved to avoid any tension in the party.
The governing NPP would go to the polls on April 25 in all the 169 constituencies where the party has sitting MPs to elect its parliamentary candidates for the 2020 parliamentary elections.
Mr Oquaye faces stiff competition as he comes up against the incumbent and Minister of State in charge of Public Procurement, Ms Adjoa Safo, who is seeking re-election for the third time.