In the 2020 elections, Hon. Tangoba Abayage, the former Upper East Regional Minister, contested for the Navrongo Central parliamentary seat on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). She conceded defeat even before the official declaration of the parliamentary results, as the collation of results from various polling stations pointed towards her loss to her main contender, Sampson Chiragia of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Hon. Tangoba Abayage, who had beaten Kofi Adda in the NPP primaries, had high hopes of winning the Navrongo Central parliamentary seat, which has been represented in the past by Godfrey Abullu of the NDC, John Setuni Achuliwor, an independent candidate, Clement Tumfuga Bugase of the NDC, Achuliwor again on the ticket of the NPP, the NDC’s Mark Owen Woyongo, and Kofi Adda of the NPP.
Hon. Tangoba Abayage’s loss in the Navrongo Central parliamentary election was a setback for the NPP, but it did not deter her from continuing to serve her party and her country. When a Facebook user asked her if she would contest the Navrongo Central NPP seat in the future, she responded, “Your interest here.”
Hon. Tangoba Abayage is a prominent figure in Ghanaian politics, having served in various positions in government and the NPP. She has been an inspiration to many young women in Ghana who aspire to be leaders in their communities and country.