Member of Parliament for Dome Kwabenya, Sarah Adwoa Safo, has described as vile, rumours and speculations that suggest she voted against Professor Mike Oquaye for the position of Speaker during the last sitting of the 7th Parliament on the dawn of 7th January, 2021.
According to her, claims that she voted against him because he allowed his son to contest her in the Dome Kwabenya NPP primary are absurd.
The former Deputy Majority leader stressed that she did voted for Prof. Mike Oquaye because she had no motivation whatsoever to voter otherwise.
She said, “In the over 20 years of my active political life, I have always stood for and publicly supported decisions of my party, the NPP.”
“My unquenchable loyalty and commitment to the NPP over decades can certainly not be shaken by an ordinary internal contest within the party.”
“At every stage of my parliamentary political life, I have been contested and at no point have I begrudged my fellow contestants.
The legislator noted that since 2007 she has been contesting in the Dome Kwabenya parliamentary primaries of the party and never hesitated in deploying her time and resources at the disposal of the party to ensure the constituency remains a traditional stronghold of the NPP after elections.
She averred that as a firm believer of the party’s democratic tenet, which is one of the founding principles of the NPP, she can never hold any grudge with any person that contest her in the party’s primaries.
“It therefore comes to me, as not only egregious, but also highly unconscionable for anyone to suggest that I would betray my party merely because I was contested in the recent parliamentary primaries of the party.”
“Beyond that, it must also be recalled that I contributed to the debate on the floor of Parliament at that special sitting, making a solid case for the party’s nominee, Prof Mike Oquaye to be re-elected as the Speaker of the august house.”
“Instructively, I was the only female Member of Parliament who spoke for the party’s nominee on that faithful day. Having made a case for the re-election of Prof Mike Oquaye as Speaker, what at all would be my motivation to vote against him? This, certainly, beggars belief,” she stated.
Hon. Adwao Safo argued that as the immediate past Deputy Majority Leader and a 3-term Member of Parliament, she is not oblivious of the devastating consequences of not having the Speaker on the side of the governing party.
According to her, she could therefore not have contemplated putting the NPP and the government in such an uncomfortable and dire situation by voting against the party’s nominee for the position of Speaker
She assured that she remains resolute and focused on her works as an MP to the service of her constituents, the party and the government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in delivering prosperity to the Ghanaian people.