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Video: Adwoa Safo apologises to NPP leadership over 'misconduct'

By Vincent Ashitey
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Sarah Adwoa Safo, Member of Parliament for Dome-Kwabenya has issued an unqualified apology to the New Patriotic Party (NPP), specifically to President Akufo-Addo, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, and the Chief of Staff Akosua Frema Osei-Opare for her recent behavior.

In a video signted by PrimeNews, the lawmaker stated that she was going through a lot hence her absence from Parliament.

The former Deputy Majority Leader also sought forgiveness from the Majority Caucus, as well as from the party's regional and constituency executives.

Speaking in Twi he said, "I am using this opportunity to apologise to all of you. In the not-too-distant past, some of my conduct [was not appropriate]. I want to assure you all that it was not deliberate, and it was my intention to disrespect you. 

"A lot of things were going on in my life and in the life of my family. I am asking you all, in the name of God, to forgive me my actions," she said.

She urged all her constituents to forgive her actions.

The lawmaker in 2022 absented herself from Parliament for almost a year.

She attributed her long absence from Parliament to family issues, saying, among other things, that her son was unwell.


President Akufo-Addo on July 28, 2022 sacked the MP from her role as Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection.

In a statement by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin said the President in accordance with article 81 (a) of the constitution revoked the appointment of Sarah Adwoa Safo, who is also Member of Parliament for Dome Kwabenya.


Adwoa Safo returns to Parliament

Sarah Adwoa Safo resumed full parliamentary duties following her return to the House on Friday. November 11, 2022.

The lawmaker said she’s back as an MP to continue her duties. 

“It feels good to be back,” Adwoa Safo said.

This was after Speaker of Parliament Alban Sumana Kingsford delivered a ruling on her absenteeism case on October 23, 2022.

In his ruling, Rt. Hon. Alban Bagbin said, “the preliminary objection for the admissibility of the report is hereby dismissed in "limine.” 

“It is for the House that will go through it because the mandate given to an MP, representation is so crucial that it cannot be left to the subjective view of any person or group of people but the whole house.”