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If Adwoa Safo’s Dome Kwabenya seat is made vacant, the NDC will win – Minority

If the Dome Kwabenya seat is declared vacant and a subsequent by-election is held, the minority caucus in Parliament has voiced confidence in its ability to gain an additional member in the present hung Parliament.

Adwoa Safo, who currently holds the seat on the New Patriotic Party (NPP) ticket, is “shaky” in her legislative capacity as Parliament, through Speaker Alban Bagbin, will decide whether she keeps her seat or gives it up due to her extended absence from Parliament and failure to appear before the Privileges Committee to explain her absence.

The Speaker claims that the choice will be made when the legislature reconvenes in October.

However, Deputy Minority Leader James Klutse Avedzi stated that Parliament should attempt to postpone the decision because Adwoa Safo deserves to be heard in an interview with Accra-based Joy News on September 4.

However, he asserted that the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) would seize the seat from the ruling NPP if it were to be declared vacant.

“I don’t think so [that Adwoa Safo’s seat should be declared vacant]. If her seat is to be declared vacant, there are other seats which must equally be declared vacant [like] the regional minister Greater Accra [Henry Quartey]. You have to find out from her why didn’t you come for the hearing,” he said

“I’m not a member of the committee so I will not be able to know if they have exhausted all [means to reach her]. Well, the report has been presented and let’s see what the Speaker will say but even when that seat is declared vacant, NDC will win that seat,” the Ketu North MP added.

The NDC will run a candidate who can ensure the party’s win in the by-election, according to the chairman of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee.

“You know the last year’s 2020 results? We will win [if the seat is declared vacant]. We have a strong candidate who can win that seat,” he emphasized.

After a protracted vacation from the nation and from her parliamentary duties, Sarah Adwoa Safo has suddenly made headlines.

Due to her conduct, the majority caucus is currently pushing for her seat to be declared vacant, despite opposition from the minority.

She was recently fired by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo from her position as Minister for Gender, Children, and Social Protection, a move she claims will allow her concentrate on her duties in Parliament.

She was reportedly present when Parliament went on break, but her assistant Nana Dubin Kwapong said she had left the country on August 16 in an interview with Accra’s Joy FM.

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