Majority Chief Whip, Frank Annoh-Dompreh, has denied reports making rounds on social media that Member of Parliament for Dome Kwabenya, Sarah Adwoa Safo, was not present during the approval of the 2022 budget.
Miss Safo arrived in the country for parliamentary duties after a long leave for personal reasons.
However, netizens have expressed concerns that she was impersonated after photos of Tuesday’s proceedings which captured her went viral.
But reacting to the allegations on Adom FM’s morning show Dwaso Nsem Wednesday, Mr Annoh-Dompreh lashed at those making such claims.
He said Miss Safo was in Parliament on Tuesday and therefore cannot fathom why some people would think that they brought an imposter.
“How on earth will the Majority bring someone who looks likes Adwoa Safo to represent her in Parliament just for votes? It is a clear insult to us. What you are supposed to do as a media house is to go and do your checks before believing those lies.
“There is no way, we would insult the people of Dome Kwabenya and Ghanaians by bringing someone and claiming she is Adwoa Safo. How is that even possible?” he quizzed.
The Chief Whip, who is also the Nsawam Adoagyiri MP, speaking on the approval of the budget, said that the Majority in Parliament used the law in approving the 2022 budget.
According to him, the law is supreme and its application in Tuesday’s proceedings was matured unlike what happened on November 26, 2021, when the Minority rejected the budget.
Meanwhile, Adwoa Safo has been trending on twitter with some netizens reacting to the viral pictures of her in Parliament yesterday.
Below are some reactions:
Sarfo Kantanka will do the country,a great disservice if he doesn’t tell Ghanaians the truth. Kantanka should just tell Ghanaians whether Adwoa Sarfo was in parliament yesterday or his reputation starts to enter the mud. Herh pic.twitter.com/IoNx9L6SQc— ANNAN PERRY ARHIN (@AnnanPerry) December 1, 2021
Here is the full list of MPs present in Parliament last Friday. The only absentee was Sarah Adwoa Sarfo.— 𝐍𝐚𝐭 𝐆. 𝐓𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐡 🇬🇭 (@NatGTetteh) November 30, 2021
That was why the NPP MPs staged that backward walk-out which ultimately led to the Rejection of the Budget by the Minority. Continue allowing Twitter pundits to deceive you pic.twitter.com/9lysVy3Unw
It’s funny how Npp MPs are fooling themselves in parliament now. Adwoa Sarfo is absent and also have one of yours presiding as the speaker. What can 136 MPs do.— ANNAN PERRY ARHIN (@AnnanPerry) November 30, 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
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