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The Dome Kwabenya Constituency which is located in the Ga East District of the Greater Accra region of Ghana was carved out from the Ga North Constituency prior to the 2004 General elections. Per the results of the 2020 voter population compiled by the Electoral Commission (EC), the Constituency has the highest number of voters (172,907) followed by Ashaiman (167,000). Dome-Kwabenya constituency has remained a stronghold of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) since its creation. In the 2020 general elections, the New Patriotic Party’s candidate, President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo pulled 78, 467 representing 60.58% of the total valid votes cast as against the National Democratic Congress’ John Mahama who had 50,136 which represented 38.71%. In the parliamentary elections, the NPP pulled 75,041 which represents 58.35% as against NDC’s 52,262 representing 40.64% of total valid votes cast. Despite the NDC never having won an election in this constituency, its achievements in the area have been remarkable and unmatched. Most of the infrastructural projects including the E-block, the Ga East municipal hospital, markets and road network were constructed by the NDC.
With the 2024 general elections fast approaching, a number of persons including the incumbent chairman, Hon Isaac Nii Lantey Lamptey are likely to pick up nomination forms to stake their claim to lead the constituency in the chairmanship position. Although about five (5) or more candidates are likely to contest, a random interview by DFSLIVENEWS with some delegates put 3 main contenders in the chairmanship race. They are the incumbent chairman, Hon Isaac Nii Lantey Lamptey, Hon John Agbavor and Hon Godson Nii Ayidzaku Tackie.
In this article, DFSLIVENEWS gives a brief profile of the 3 frontrunners in the upcoming constituency conference.
Isaac Nii Lantey Lamptey
Hon Isaac Nii Lantey Lamptey, the current chairman of Dome Kwabenya Constituency is an astute politician and a businessman. He rose through the ranks of a branch chairman, through a constituency vice chairman to the chairmanship position he currently occupies. Under his watch, the Constituency was able to increase the party’s votes from 30,099 in 2016 presidential elections to 50,136, and from 29,392 to 52,262 in the parliamentary elections which was unprecedented in the history of the constituency. He also procured 1000 plastic chairs for onward distribution to all the branches in the constituency. He also spearheaded the collaboration with the elections directorate to collate and compile completed presidential and parliamentary elections results and forward same to the regional secretariat on time. The incumbent chairman was also able to organize an award scheme to reward all hardworking polling station agents and other members of the party who contributed their quota in the 2020 general elections.
John Kwaku Agbavor
John Agbavor, a former staff of the electoral commission is a businessman and a politician. He brings on board alot of experience from an electoral process perspective. The former PC aspirant was part of the “support group” that raised funds to support the 2020 elections.
Godson Nii Ayidzaku Tackie
An accountant by profession, Hon Nii Tackie contested in the parliamentary primaries in
2019 and lost to the ultimate winner. He comes with a lot of experience having worked with the former PC in the 2020 elections. He will be hoping his association with the former PC does a magic for him in the upcoming constituency conference
Sylvanus Komlan Agbovi
Mr. Agbovi is the current vice chairman of the Dome Kwabenya Constituency.
He will be challenging his boss, Hon Isaac Nii Lante Lamptey for the chairmanship position
He’s a former Constituency secretary and will be hoping to make a comeback to lead the constituency.
Your authoritative and reliable digital newspaper dfslivenews will bring you exclusive interviews, reports and projections in the coming days.