The Member of Parliament (MP) for Dome Kwabenya Constituency, Sarah Adwoa Sarfo has refuted speculations that she will run in the upcoming parliamentary elections of the country as an independent candidate.
The speculations infiltrated the media space after her unsuccessful bid in the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) parliamentary primaries over the weekend where her long-time contender, Mike Oquaye Junior won by a landslide victory.
In a press statement on January 30, she binned the rumours as she expressed her commitment to her party.
“As a three-term Member of Parliament and a true party person, I am cognizant of the fundamental principles which underpin the Danquah-Dombo-Busia tradition for which internal competition and afterwards cooperation, remains the guiding light.
“For the avoidance of doubt and without any shred of ambiguity, I reiterate that I have no intention whatsoever of running as an Independent Candidate in the upcoming December 7, 2024, Presidential and Parliamentary elections and for that matter, at any point in the foreseeable future.”
She is now focused on collaborating with the leadership of the party in her constituency to maximize their votes for both parliamentary and presidential candidates.
Adwoa Sarfo fell out of favour with the delegates of Dome Kwabenya following her decision to abandon her side in Parliament when she was needed the most and travel out of the country for what she said were family-related issues.
Her long absence cost her her job at the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection.
In the primaries on January 27, 2024, she polled 328 votes while her main contender polled 1194.
In her press release on Tuesday, she expressed her appreciation to her constituents for the honour of representing them thrice in Parliament.
“I take the opportunity to express my eternal appreciation to the good people of Dome-Kwabenya Constituency especially our hard-working Polling Station Executives for the opportunity to represent their interests and aspirations in the august house of Parliament in the last 12 years. It has been a real honour and privilege working for and with you on matters and issues that border on our common interests and for which I do not take lightly. From the depths of my heart, I say Thank You.”