The stage is set for another intriguing contest in the Dome-Kwabenya constituency of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) ahead of the 2024 general elections.
Mike Oquaye Jnr, the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Free Zones Authority and son of former Speaker of Parliament Professor Mike Aaron Oquaye, has officially declared his intention to run for the Dome-Kwabenya seat again, setting up a third bout with incumbent MP Sarah Adwoa Safo.
In an interview with Accra-based Peace FM's Kwami Sefa Kayi on Tuesday, Dr. Oquaye Jnr said "When it’s time to pick up forms and file nominations, I’ll be there to represent you."
He added "I want to inform the people of Dome-Kwabenya, through your medium, that as soon as there’s an opening for picking up forms and filing of nomination, I, Michael Oquaye Jnr., will stand to represent the people of Dome-Kwabenya.”
This sets the stage for a rematch between the two seasoned NPP politicians, who have faced off twice before for the right to represent Dome-Kwabenya in parliament.
In the last primary in June 2020, Adwoa Safo held on to her seat by a razor thin margin of just eight votes over him.
Adwoa Safo, who is has recently been criticised for her long absence from Parliament and ministerial duties, leading to her removal from the ministry last year, has also reiterated her desire to run again for the Dome-Kwabenya seat she has held since 2013.