Sarah Adwoa Safo, a Member of Parliament (MP) for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) representing the Dome-Kwabenya Constituency in the Greater Accra Region, attempted to engage with vendors at the Dome Market in order to campaign for her reelection in 2024, but was met with refusal.
Shouts of “we want change” were directed towards a beaming Adwoa Safo by a group of primarily market women who demanded that she make way for a new Member of Parliament for the Constituency.
Ms. Safo’s attempts to defuse the awkward situation appeared to have given the traders more confidence, as they began to yell even louder and show indications of changing, stating her directly that they did not want her there and that they did not support her.
The region’s three-term member of parliament had already expressed regret to her party and voters for missing nearly the whole previous year’s legislative session. Among other things, she had clarified that she did not purposefully leave her children behind and that she had to take care of their urgent needs while they were in the US.
Nonetheless, it appears that her pleading has appeased the market women who had been a vital component of her support network.