Assin Central Member of Parliament (MP), Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has taken Minister for Gender and Social Protection, Sara Adwoa Safo to the clearers for allegedly blackmailing the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Parliament over the e-levy saga.
Adwo Safo who is also the MP for Dome-Kwabenya according to sources in the ruling party has become an altross around the Nana Addo administration following her incessant absence from the law making chamber.’
Sources within the government have hinted that her failure to attend Parliamentary proceedings have been part of the reasons why the Majority caucus in Parliament are not getting the numbers needed to pass the bill.
Speculations were rife that the Adwoa Safo wasn’t happy that Effutu MP, Alexander Afenyo Markin was favoured over her for the position of Deputy Majority Leader in the 8th Parliament of the 4th Republic.
Pollster Ben Ephson have waded into this controversy condemning the Legislator’s attitude and urging the party not to condone her attitude. He has subsequently called for her replacement.
“Clearly if the records there at Parliament show that she has absented herself without permission or health reasons, I think somebody should trigger that and the party should sack her for a by-election to be held. It’s going to be very difficult for her to win as an independent candidate, unlike the situation in the Ashanti region. She won the NPP primaries by eight; single eight votes. Not eighty, eight votes.
“That is a relatively safe seat for the NPP. So she can decide that she dares the party. If there’s proof of days without excuse of health reasons, they should ask her. And she can decide to go independent and be a second independent candidate.
“There’s no way she’s going to win that seat as an independent candidate. That’s a relatively safe NPP seat, and she won the party’s primaries by eight votes, against Mike Oquaye Jnr”, Ben Ephson stated.
Ken Agyapong who is unhappy with the situation has also slammed the woman he has two children with demanding that she should be brought to order.
“You can see that he is very committed to the NPP. If what was done to him was done to Adwoa Safo, she would have taken NPP to ….do you understand? Adwoa Sarfo is holding the whole NPP to ransom. It is the truth I’m saying.
“I won’t cover it up because I have 2 children with her so when she is doing something which is wrong, [I won’t say it]. What is going on in NPP is very annoying. We have pampered some people to the extent that they have become tin gods,” he said in Twi on February 8, 2022.