The Minority in Parliament appears to have no intention of giving up the fight on whether Dome Kwabenya MP Sarah Adwoa Safo was physically present in parliament on November 30, 2021.
Despite the MP and Minister clarified on the floor of Parliament on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 that she was the one in the chamber on Tuesday and that she had not been impersonated, the NDC minority claims that assertion is riddled with discrepancies.
On Tuesday, November 30, 2021, it was revealed that Sarah Adwoa Safo had been missing from Parliament for some time, after the President’s approval of an extension of her leave.
According to the charges, she was impersonated during Tuesday’s hearings because the Majority required the figures at any costs to approve the government’s 2022 budget, which they did despite the minority’s disapproval.
The matter was exacerbated when videos and images of a woman in Parliament who was not believed to be Dome Kwabenya went viral on social media.
Sarah Adwoa Safo, on the other hand, arrived in the House on Wednesday, saying that she had been in the chamber the day before and that any accusations of impersonation should be dismissed.
But Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, the NDC’s Member of Parliament for North Tongu, says his party isn’t convinced.
“We will put out all of the details we have so far regarding the incident very soon; they are highly worrying.” We shall know and get to the bottom of the situation very soon, and Ghanaians will know the truth about whether or not she was in the chamber. But it’s safe to say that we’re not convinced; there are simply too many contradictions so far, and it’s crucial to note that this isn’t about womanhood or how to look like a woman at all. It’s a deformation of needles. Mr. Ablakwa stated, “That is not the issue at all.” In the popular video, the woman is seen wearing a nasal mask and exiting the chamber shortly after the counting, which resulted to the budget statement’s acceptance.
On Wednesday, however, Madam Sarah Adwoa Safo, who had a different haircut, did not wear a nasal mask.
“I cannot order Hon. Okudzeto Ablakwa, who is my buddy on the opposite side, to wear the way I want him to look,” Adwoa Safo said, “that is an insult to femininity, so people making that noise should withdraw.”
Muntaka Mubarak, the Minority Chief Whip, stated shortly after her address in Parliament that his party would investigate the situation