Sarah Adwoa Safo, New Patriotic Party(NPP) Member of Parliament(MP) for the Dome Kwabenya Constituency has denied being the one who betrayed the party during last Thursday’s dawn voting for Speaker of Parliament.
The process which lasted several hours ended with Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbing being elected as Speaker of Parliament after someone within the NPP side voted for the NDC nominee raising suspicion among the ranks of the majority.
But Adwoa Safo who stood accused as one of the persons in view of happenings at the NPP Primaries shortly after the process in an interview monitored by MyNewsgh said “I think we feel betrayed. We are all surprised about the outcome of the election and as a parliamentary group. I think that reorganizing ourselves to see how we will be able to carry out government business when the need arises”
On which of the sides now constitutes the majority she revealed” We in the NPP believe we are in the majority in parliament. We have the Fomena Member of Parliament (MP) who went Independent, and he has willingly come onto our side and he is now the Second Deputy Speaker of the house. No Matter how slim the numbers are in our constitution there is still a simple majority and for us we have a simple majority.
I think whether it was proposed by the NDC or NPP, you saw where the Member of Parliament sat on the day of proceedings and he sat on the side of the NPP and for me that is a clear indication of where his loyalty and allegiance is. Moving forward there are a number of seats that are being contested, we believe by the close of all these court cases there will be an outcome that will give us more majority than we have”.