Adwoa Safo issue is purely political; NPP seeks to protect Majority of one – Bawah Mogtari

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Joyce Bawah Mogtari, an aide to Former President John Dramani Mahama has said that the issues relating to the Dome Kwabenya Member of Parliament Sarah Adwoa Safo regarding her summons, has to do with the intention of the government to protect their Majority of one in Parliament.

“In terms of the Majority of one, which we know one is absent whether for good reason or bad reason, at least she is a Member of Parliament for one of the largest constituencies in Ghana in terms of population, in terms of representation on the voter population. So certainly, it is very difficult for the ruling government.

“I don’t see the correlation between her absence and how we man the Ministry. What has it got to do with that? It is more really to do with securing that one member Majority that they need so badly, it is merely politics,” she said no the New Day show on TV3 with Berla Mundi Thursday June 16.

The Chairman of the Privileges Committee has summoned Adwoa sarfo to appear on Wednesday, July 6 at 12 noon at the Committee Room 1, 2 & 3 in the New Administration Block of Parliament House.

According to a press release issued by the Parliamentary Service and signed by the Director of Public Affairs, Kate Addo, the Deputy Majority Leader in the Seventh Parliament failed to honour all invitations to appear before the Committee after the Speaker’s directive.

The fresh summons is to be published in “all relevant media”.

“This comes after all attempts to reach Honorable Member by the Committee failed.”

The press release indicated that the failed attempts to reach her included an invitation letter to her office and her pigeonhole in Parliament, to the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, where she superintended as sector minister, her official email addresses, known social media handles and through her Personal Assistant.

The fresh summons is in pursuant to Article 103(6) of the 1992 Constitution and Order 205 of the Standing Orders of Parliament.

The four-time MP has been given the option to honour the invitation via Zoom, a platform she recently broke her silence on in a media interview with Accra-based Joy News.

The summons form part of the work of the Privileges Committee after Speaker Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin referred the issue of the absence of some three Members for more than 15 sittings in the First Meeting of the Second Session of the Eighth Parliament without prior permission in writing.

The Dome-Kwabenya MP had, however, made a brief appearance but was said to have been impersonated, an issue which the Minority promised to follow up.

By Laud Nartey||Ghana

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