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NPP Should Be Talking About 3 By-Elections, Attacks On Adwoa Safo Discriminatory – Okudzeto

Okudjeto Ablakwa

The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa has described as “discriminatory” attacks on Dome-Kwabenya MP, Sarah Adwoa Safo.

Adwoa Safo has been at the receiving end of flak from her colleagues and some New Patriotic Party (NPP) executives following her continuous absence in Parliament.

Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyepong says “her absenteeism from Parliament for more than 15 days could declare her seat vacant while she continues to dance on TikTok. ”

Others have also accused her of sabotaging the ruling administration.

Speaking to this on JoyFm’s Newsfile programme, Okudzeto Ablakwa condemned the attacks insisting that she’s not the only NPP MP who has been absent from Parliament for more than 15 days.

Focus on Adwoa Safo is discriminatory. Other NPP MPs have been absenting themselves…when you look through these votes proceedings from Tuesday 26th October 2021 to Thursday 25 November 2021, you’ll find out that two other NPP MPs: Kennedy Agyepong and Henry Quartey missed 18 sittings; so we should be talking about the possibility of 3 by-elections, not 1…” he indicated.

According to him, “…once you cross 15 days there’s no salvation for you…(moreover) the constitution provides that you seek permission; why are they not seeking permission, why are we treating parliament with such contempt”.

He further expressed worry that Parliament as an institution has no mechanism to “check absenteeism and deal with it”.

“I am also worried that as an institution we don’t have an internal inherent mechanism to check this…Had it not been e-levy, this issue would not have come up and so as an institution we need to deal with this…” he added.

Source: Peacefmonline.com

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