Monday, 17 June

Adwoa Safo: Delegates will decide – Dome-Kwabenya constituency secretary

Adwoa Safo, MP for Dome-Kwabenya

The Dome-Kwabenya Constituency Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Greater Accra Region, Mr Theophilus Ansah Larbi, has conveyed that the constituency executives remain largely unmoved by the recent apology issued by their embattled Member of Parliament (MP), Adwoa Safo. 

He asserted that while the apology to the executives is a step in the right direction, it is unlikely to significantly impact the party's parliamentary primary, which will determine the legislative representative of the Constituency.

Mr Larbi emphasised that the crucial decision regarding the fate of the MP lies with the delegates who will participate in the primary election. 

He noted that the MP's actions have caused pain and frustration among the delegates, including a period during which her seat was nearly declared vacant due to her prolonged absence and failure to engage in parliamentary duties.

Speaking on 505 with KOJ on Class91.3FM, September 15, 2023, Mr Larbi acknowledged that while the apology may be a positive gesture, it does not guarantee the support of the constituency executives for her bid.

He said he is personally unmoved and will not support her bid for reelection.

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Dome-Kwabenya, Sarah Adwoa Safo, had previously faced criticism for her extended absence from Parliament and her refusal to appear before a committee established by the Speaker of Parliament to investigate her reasons for non-attendance. 

However, Ms Safo recently posted a video on her Facebook page on Thursday, September 14, 2023, where she issued an unreserved apology to the Presidency, the NPP leadership, and her colleagues.

In her apology, Ms Safo acknowledged the mistakes in her conduct and attributed her absence to personal challenges.