Leadership of the People’s National Congress (PNC) has appealed to the New Patriotic Party to deal with Sarah Adwoa Safo’s case with relatively human face.
General Secretary for the PNC Janet Asaana Nabla whilst delivering solidarity message at the NPP’s national delegates conference appealed for Adwoa Safo’s situation to be dealt with soft grips. This she noted is because, if her seat is declared vacant it will affect the already meagre female representation in Parliament hence her reasons for the party to reconsider their decision to deal with the Dome Kwabenya MP with soft hands for absenting herself from parliament for almost a year.
Lawmaker Sarah Adwoa Safo’s seat has been declared vacant after she failed to appear before the Privileges Committee of Parliament to explain why she has been absenting herself from parliament for fifteen consecutive sittings without permission from Parliamentary leadership.
Meanwhile, Asaana Nabla believes Adwoa Safo’s exit from parliament will deepen the gender disparity in Parliament.
She argued that out of the 275 seats in Ghana’s 8th Parliament, only 40 are females representing 14.5 per cent rendering the current parliament a male dominated arena.
The PNC General Secretary therefore pleaded the NPP leadership to as a matter of urgency rescind their decision to oust Adwoa Safo from parliament because her exit will further erode the already widened sex gap in Parliament.
By Nana Asenso-Mensah|AkomaFM|Onuaonline.com|Ghana