A former Deputy General Secretary for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Lawyer Nana Obiri Boahen, has asked constituency executives of Dome Kwabenya to disqualify embattled Member of Parliament when she comes for vetting.
This comes after the Member of Parliament for Dome-Kwabenya, Sarah Adwoa Safo, rendered an apology to the leadership of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), especially the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, and other party officials.
In a video circulating on social media, Adwoa Safo explained that she was struggling with both personal and family issues during her extended absence from Parliament. She begged for forgiveness from the NPP leadership and supporters.
Adwoa Safo was absent from her post for over a year after travelling to the United States. Her seat became vacant, with some MPs calling for her seat to be declared vacant. She was dragged to the Privileges Committee of Parliament in 2022.
“I would like to use this opportunity to apologise to my New Patriotic Party members, the leadership. Firstly to the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, our mother, the Chief of Staff Hon. Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, Majority Leader Osei Kyei- Mensah Bonsu and the entire leadership of Parliament, my colleague MPs, Majority caucus.
Reacting to the viral video on Atinka FM’s AM Drive with host Kaakyire Ofori Ayim, Lawyer Nana Obiri Boahen stated that people have toiled for the party and that they also deserve an opportunity to serve the constituents.
He added that it is the constitutional right for Adwoa Safo to pick the form to contest as MP for Dome Kwabenya but the executives also reserve the right to disqualify her during vetting.
“People have issues, but not when you go and dance on TikTok to mock and then eventually when the party is able to pull through you come back to apologise. We need to instill some sort of discipline in the society, politics and society…,” Obiri Boahen told Kaakyire Ofori Ayim.
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