Member of Parliament (MP) for Dome Kwabenya, Sarah Adwoa Safo can no longer hold herself as Member of Parliament after deliberations of the Privileges Committee concluded with the Plenary.
The Clerk of Parliament has therefore been notified by Chairman of the Privileges Committee, Joe Osei Owusu to begin the process to formally write to the Electoral Commission to convene a by election as soon as the law requires to enable the election of a suitable candidate for the office of MP for Dome Kwabenya.
At the Plenary, the the minority and the majority are divided on the matter but the Chairman believes it is long overdue for the seat to be declared vacant hence his instructions to the Clerk of the House.
Last-minute interventions by persons close to father of Adwoa Safo, Apostle Safo Kantanka, to intervene on her behalf for any reprieve was rejected by the party hierarchy in a meeting.
This decision comes after the embattled MP and Gender Minister failed to appear before the Privileges Committee severally to explain her extended absence from Parliament running over several months since last year.
A final Zoom link was provided to her to join proceedings but the MP failed to appear despite several attempts made by the Committee to get her to do so. She also did not send in word on why she couldn’t make it.
The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin had tasked the Privileges Committee of Parliament to engage MPs Adwoa Safo, Kennedy Agyapong and Henry Quartey over complaints of absenteeism brought against them.