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I’m back as member of parliament to continue my duties – Adwoa Safo

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The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Dome-Kwabenya Constituency after absenting herself from parliament for almost a year leading to a tussle between the Majority and Minority over whether her seat should be declared vacant or not, today appeared in the house to resume her duties.

Ms Safo, last week at a church told her constituents that she’s glued to her seat despite the machinations by members of her party to have her removed for a by-election in the area.

Speaking in an interview with the media in parliament today, the former minister for gender and social protection said: “I feel good to be back even though today is my first day after all these months.

“I hope the subsequent days will be good. That’s all I can say.”

Meanwhile, the Minority Chief Whip, Alhaji Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka has narrated how unfair the NPP has been to the MP while speaking on Accra-based Joy News TV channel ahead of the vote on the motion of censure for the removal of the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta on Wednesday, November 9, 2022.

He stressed that the Majority leadership was unfair to the Dome-Kwabenya MP owing to the situation she found herself.

According to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament (MP) for Asawase Constituency in the Ashanti Region, the MP before leaving the shores of the country wrote to her leadership seeking permission but the leadership refused to permit her.

He said the lady forwarded the same letter to the Speaker of Parliament who felt that letter for leave of absence had to be accepted by her leadership before it could be approved.

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He said on that score, the Speaker refused to grant her the needed permission.

 

“But the truth was that, she wrote to the Speaker,” he corrected.

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