The Dome-Kwabenya Member of Parliament, Sarah Adwoa Safo has been in the trends on social media, following a suspicion that a lady who joined the Majority side to enable them rescind Speaker Alban Bagbin’s earlier decision on the 2022 budget was not the MP.
While some social media users argue that she was the one, others doubt the identity of the Adwoa Safo-lookalike individual who took part in parliamentary business on Tuesday, November 30, 2021.
Like the Minority in Parliament, some Twitter users believe the Majority did not have the numbers to approve the budget after it was earlier rejected on Friday.
They believe the supposed individual was sent into the Chamber to add up to the number of the Majority, to help them pass the budget.
Adwoa Sarfo is out of the country but we had her representative at the Parliament yesterday.— G I D E O N (@Gideon_Blog) December 1, 2021
Herh why the NPP wicked so ??? Why go take somebody come represent Adwoa Sarfo just to impose a wicked budget. ???? pic.twitter.com/8abZuSEn2p— Paa Kwesi (@papakwesi_jr) December 1, 2021
Some people have called for an investigation into the matter, describing the yet-to-be confirmed 'Adwoa Safo' as an impersonator and an imposter.
There are allegations that the lady seen in the widely circulated videos and photos are rather a sister to the MP.
Impersonation is a criminal offense, the IGP must probe this, his reputation is at stake.— On God🇬🇭 (@erik_ishere) December 1, 2021
Adwoa Sarfo | IGP | #Budget2022
NDC go talk saaaaa but no action, so if its true that Lady there was not Adwoa sarfo, get her arrested and stop making unnecessary noise on social media.always talk talk saaa but no action. Mo kaaa s3 social media y3 Court anaaa,— Takoradi Dr UN (@Nana_Darko31) December 1, 2021
No wonder as soon as the votes were counted she took her bags and left the chambers… the majority smuggled an imposter into Parliament… American Embassy confirmed that Adwoa sarfo wasn’t in Ghana who is this ? pic.twitter.com/SQOn06qjxV— AKWESI🧘🏽♂️🇬🇭🇬🇭 (@_AlbertAkwesi) December 1, 2021
We know our Adwoa Sarfo. The second is a differentiation of the first. Atofo wuo paa nie 😂 pic.twitter.com/NxLIm5D5nV— ANNAN PERRY ARHIN (@AnnanPerry) December 1, 2021
Here are the contrary views of people who firmly believe the Dome-Kwabenya legislator was indeed in the Chamber on Tuesday.
Some social media users were, however, sarcastic in their comments, with some left in doubts.
Look closely. She is Adwoa Sarfo. An in any case, the parliament clerks and opposition had a better job to raise this alarm. Not twitterS https://t.co/iclVPCvJ6h— KD, KD. (@komla_dzidefo) December 1, 2021
Please, let's stop this. Both pictures are Adwoa Sarfo. Picture 1: when she was drinking milk. Picture 2: when she is now drinking honey.— I am General Marcus! (@marcusadampah) December 1, 2021
Thank you🙄 pic.twitter.com/1dnUm7hnTT
By now you should know you can't force this budget on us. If you somehow get yesterday's decision overturned and get Adwoa Sarfo back in Parliament,the deputy speaker will have to preside so he won't be able to vote. 137-137 budget rejected again— Selorm (@Prosper_selorm) November 27, 2021
You can't force anything through! https://t.co/11QKW587FA
😂😂right now Speaker isn't in Ghana. Hon. Adwoa Sarfo is now in the house, I didn't see her in the house when it was rejected. The Speaker today will be from the NPP so when it comes to voting 137 for NDC, 137 + the Fomena MP for NPP making 138 and do you think they'll come?😂😂 https://t.co/ytSmcIHrsx— RALF RAGNICK'S FIRST SON💯❤️ (@dessy_mufc) November 30, 2021
There is a circulating news that the Majority group brought a woman to Parliament to stand in as Hon Adwoa Sarfo. Is it true? Npp is capable of doing deceptible things.— Akkaah Daniels (@AkkaahD) November 30, 2021
U think say e be joke ??? Lets wait till investigation is over....if is truly Adwoa Sarfo why is Npp or she Adwoa Sarfo not coming out to tell us that she is the same person who came to parliament...??— Rasta4NDC 🇬🇭 (@Rasta4NDC) December 1, 2021
Saa na Adwoa Sarfo ti? 😂😂😂😂😂😂— ANNAN PERRY ARHIN (@AnnanPerry) December 1, 2021
Kennedy Agyapong 1: Ghana 000 pic.twitter.com/BnpsUosNaS
The Minority in Parliament has begun investigating the case. This was disclosed by the Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa in an interview on the Super Morning Show on Wednesday.
He said the Minority side suspects the lady the Majority side came in with was not the Dome-Kwabenya MP.
“Following pictures and videos we are reviewing this morning, it is becoming quite apparent to us that there may be a case of impersonation with regards to the lady who was presented as Adwoa Safo. It’s beginning to appear that she may not be Adwoa Safo,” he said.
But the Member of Parliament for Okaikoi Central, Patrick Yaw Boamah says his colleague was present in Parliament on Tuesday when the House approved the 2022 budget.
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