Adwoa Safo: Absentee MP Alleges Sustained Political Witch Hunt By Certain Elements in NPP And Parliament

Adwoa Safo: Absentee MP Alleges Sustained Political Witch Hunt By Certain Elements in NPP And Parliament

  • Adwoa Safo has accused unnamed people in the governing NPP and in Parliament of a political witch hunt
  • She said there appears to be a deliberate attempt to make her look bad in the eyes of the public as she takes care of a family emergency in the United States
  • The MP has been absent from Parliament for more than six months, breaking parliamentary rules on absenteeism

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The embattled MP for Dome-Kwabenya, Sarah Adwoa Safo, has alleged that for some time now, she has been a victim of a political witch hunt by some members of NPP and Parliament.

The absentee MP and Minister for Gender, Children, and Social Protection has been dragged before the Privileges Committee of Parliament for her long absence from the house without permission.

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She was referred to the committee with two other MPs who had flouted Parliament's rules on absenteeism. However, she was the only one who failed to honour numerous invitations to explain why she had not represented her people consistently for 21 days.

Adwoa Safo
Sarah Adwoa Safo is MP for Dome Kwabenya. Source: Facbook/@Parliament.of.Ghana
Source: UGC

But in a long post on her Facebook page about the just-ended New Patriotic Party national executive election, she said the elections reminded her of her past efforts.

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"In the last few months that I have been away from official duties, albeit not intentionally, I have become a victim of a sustained political witch hunt by certain elements in the NPP and Parliament to achieve their own parochial goals," she alleged.

The Dome-Kwabenya MP said the attacks on her are baffling because as a female politician, she has for years served the party and Parliament, however, the only time she has needed time off to take care of personal businesses has been misconstrued.

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She said she has served the governing Party diligently both in government and in opposition and has at all times put her family's fortunes at the Party's disposal.

"At no time have my family, nor I withheld anything of ours from our great Party, yet today, I am conveniently being called a traitor and all manner of names with several schemes being put to play and employed to oust me from my position as MP and Minister.

She said it was about time the governing party forged ahead with a united front for victory in 2024.

Full List of Winners Emerges as New National Executives Take Oath of Office reported in a related story that after two days of fierce contests for the top ten positions, delegates elected the National Executive Committee members to lead the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

More than 6,000 delegates voted for 46 candidates who vied for the top 10 executive positions to lead the NPP to achieve its quest to ''break the eight'' and rule Ghana beyond President Akufo-Addo's two terms.

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The delegates made their choices and the 10 newly elected national executives were sworn in at the National Delegates' Conference held at the Accra Sports Stadium on July 16.

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