‘I feel betrayed over Speaker election allegations’

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Dome-Kwabenya Constituency in the Greater Accra Region, Adwoa Safo, has denied ever betraying the New Patriotic Party (NPP) during the voting exercise that sought to elect the Speaker for the 8th Parliament of the 4th Republic.

Ms Adwoa Safo was one of the names that popped up as NPP MPs suspected to have voted for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) nominee Alban Bagbin instead of NPP’s Prof. Mike Ocquaye as the Speaker.

Some social media users, particularly, were of the view that Ms Safo had done so to revenge after Prof. Ocquaye’s son contested her in the NPP primaries but reacting to the rumours and allegations, she said she felt betrayed about such indictments.

“I think I feel betrayed because we were all surprised about the outcome of the election and as a parliamentary group, I think that reorganising ourselves to see how we will be able to carry out government business when the need arises is what is important,” Ms Safo stressed and touching on which side currently has the Majority in Parliament, she maintained that the NPP had the majority in Parliament.

“We in the NPP are the majority in Parliament since we have the Member of Parliament for Fomena, Andrews Asiamah Amoakowho contested as an independent candidate 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 1992 Constitution there is still a simple majority and for us, we have a simple majority, I think whether it was proposed by the National Democratic Congress or the New Patriotic Party, you saw where the Member of Parliament sat on the day of proceedings, he sat on the side of the New Patriotic Party and for me, that is a clear indication of where his loyalty and allegiance is.

“However, moving forward there are a number of seats that are being contested, we believe by the close of all the court cases there will be an outcome that will give us more majority than we have,” Ms Safo hinted. –ghanaweb.com

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