Dakoa Newman, MP Okaikwei South
Dakoa Newman born June 6, 1985, is a Ghanaian politician who is a member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). She is the Member of Parliament for the Okaikwei South Constituency.
She is the daughter of Victor Newman who was also a politician and founding member of the New Patriotic Party.
She completed Wesley Girls Senior High School, Cape Coast. She is a chartered Project Management Professional (PMP)and a chartered Risk Management Professional (RMP) certified by the Project Management Institute, USA(2017). She also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Ghana, Legon and a Master’s Degree in Program and Project Management from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom.
In June 2020, she stood for the New Patriotic Party primaries for Okaikwei South. Newman defeated incumbent member of parliament Arthur Ahmed and Nana Fredua by getting 440 votes, whilst the two others got 327 votes and 27 votes respectively.
Dakoa Newman won the 2020 December parliamentary elections for the Okaikwei South Constituency. She was declared winner by getting 40,393 votes representing 60.82% against her closest contender Abraham Kotei Neequaye of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who had 26,019 votes representing 39.18%