May 30, 2024 8:01 pm

Minority suspects Adwoa Safo was impersonated to approve 2022 budget statement

The North Tongu MP, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has disclosed the Minority in Parliament is investigating a case of impersonation of Dome Kwabenya MP, Sarah Adwoa Safo, in Parliament on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, he told the host of Joy FM’s Super Morning Show that the Minority side suspects the lady the Majority side came in with was not the Dome Kwabenya MP.

“Following pictures and videos we are reviewing this morning, it is becoming quite apparent to us that there may be a case of impersonation with regards to the lady who was presented as Adwoa Safo. It’s beginning to appear that she may not be Adwoa Safo,” he said.

Sarah Adwoa Safo, who doubles as the Gender Minister, was granted leave by the President upon her request.

The leave, which she sought for personal reasons, was supposed to have ended on August 31, 2021.

However, it was extended since she was unable to resume and requested an extension.

Sanitation Minister, Cecilia Abena Dapaah, has been acting in her stead as caretaker MP “until further notice.”

She has since not been seen in Parliament until the Minority alleged that someone said to be her was seen in the House to vote on the 2022 Budget Statement and Economic Policy.

The incident has been greeted with suspicion as a section of the public believes the lady who was seen in the House is not the MP. Instead, they suspect she is a relative of the MP who resembles her.

The Minority Caucus is also raising concerns over the incident, insisting “she may not be Adwoa Safo.”

Based on this, the North Tongu MP, Okudzeto Ablakwa, has assured that the Minority will bring closure to the matter as investigations are ongoing.

“We’re taking a very serious view of that, and I’m sure that it will be the basis for some inquiry going forward,” he said.

“Seriously, and we are probing further, and I’m sure in subsequent hours we will make our decision clear on what we’ll like to do on that matter. So whoever that person is, we’ll get to the bottom,” he added.

Meanwhile, MP for Okaikwoi Central constituency, Patrick Yaw Boamah, who was also on the show dismissed the assertion.

According to him, his colleague Sarah Adwoa Safo was present in Parliament on Tuesday when the House approved the 2022 budget. He noted the Dome Kwabenya MP was present during a Majority caucus meeting and also interacted with some legislators present.

“Adwoa was in the House. We even had a caucus meeting and she was there. Everybody had a chance to talk to her,” he told hosts Kojo Yankson and Winston Amoah on Wednesday, December 1, 2021.

Source: Myjoyonline

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