Sarah Adwoa Safo arrived back in Ghana after serving an extension of her annual leave and immediately sparked confusion in Parliament on Tuesday as to whether or not she was in the Chamber.
Despite Adwoa Safo joining her colleagues to pass the 2022 budget, the minority assume that, on Friday, when the Majority Caucus staged a walkout from Parliament, they did not have the full set of 137 MPs present.
The minority allege that she was serving an extension of her annual leave outside the jurisdiction and was not part of her colleagues when the walkout happened.
There have been speculations by the minority that the Dome-Kwabenya MP, who doubles as the Minister of Gender, wasn’t present during the voting and that the woman perceived to have voted in her name was an impersonator.
Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, the North Tongu MP, has disclosed that the Minority in Parliament is investigating the case of impersonation of Adwoa Safo.
He said “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.”
Adwoa Safo, on the floor of Parliament, described the allegations by Okudzeto Ablakwa, as “an insult to womanhood,” but Ablakwa has parried the accusation describing it as a diversion from the main issue at hand.
She stated she was in the House the previous day when the 2022 budget was approved and subsequently demanded an apology from her colleague.