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Render Adwoa Safo’s seat vacant – Privileges Committee recommends

The majority of members on the Privileges Committee want the seat of Dome-Kwabenya legislator, Sarah Adwoa Safo to be declared vacant.

This is according to copies of the Committee report that has been laid and sighted by JoyNews.

Per the report, Sarah Adwoa Safo has been afforded the opportunity to explain the rationale behind her absence from the House.

However, she has failed to utilise these opportunities afforded as to why she should not lose her seat.

“…the Majority, was of the view that, Hon Sarah Adwoa Safo failed to take advantage of the numerous opportunities and facilities offered her to provide reasonable explanation to the Committee with regard to her absence without leave,” portions of the committee report indicated.

Parliament is yet to deliberate on the matter and take a final decision on the report.

Political witch hunt

Sarah Adwoa Safo, on July 17, opened up about the ordeal she is facing in the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).

According to her, she has become a victim of a sustained political witch-hunt by certain elements in the NPP and in Parliament for their own parochial goals.

Ms Safo expressed shock about how she is being treated differently by people, including members of her party for staying away from official duty in order to attend to personal issues involving her child.

She expressed surprise about not enjoying the famous support of her party leadership both in Parliament and at the party level in her most difficult moments.

Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu disagrees

The Majority Leader in Parliament expressed his disappointment with Dome-Kwabenya MP for accusing the caucus of witch-hunting her.

Mr Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu said the comments made by Mrs. Safo are unfortunate.

According to him, he personally has sent several messages to his colleague without any response.

“I am surprised if she says leadership is witch-hunting her. I think it is the most unfortunate and regrettable statement. For the past two months, I have not been engaging because I have sent numerous messages to her and she has not responded,” he said.

 

Source: Myjoyonline.com|Ghana

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