Wednesday, 1st December 2022
Two things or even more happened in parliament yesterday. The first was the decision of the second deputy speaker to quash the ruling of his boss on Friday to reject the 2022 budget. He stated that the ruling was in error and contravened article 104 of 1992 and then ordered for it to be expunged from parlimentary records.
The deputy speaker then precided over a 137 MPs to approve a budget which was rejected by the same number of MPs.
The second was the presence of a particular woman who was supposed to be Adwoa Sarfo, MP for Dome Kwabenya Constituency. She was spotted sitting amongst the MPs and actually formed part of the 137. Some people believe the woman was only a look alike of Adwoa Sarfo and not the MP herself. Netizens have since being comparing the two faces.
Speaking on Joy FM this morning, the MP for North Tongu, Hon. Samuel Okudjeto Ablakwa said the minority caucus had credible information that the minister for Gender and Social protection was not in parliament yesterday. He said the woman who was at the floor of the house at the time voting on the budget was done was a different person. He added that the caucus had at least 27 different videos to proof their claim and at appropriate time, Ghanaians will hear from them.
But the legistor has been responding to this allegation. In parliament house today, she stated for the record that she was the one in the floor of the house yesterday. She insisted that his colleague peddled falsehoods in the media which amounted to insult to womanhood.
For purpose of clarity, we have posted two pictures very closely for readers to judge for themselves. Do you think both picture are that of Adwoa Sarfo? Take to the comments section to express yourself.
Watch the video in the attached link below for more information on the woman who stormed parliament yesterday.
In the video in the link below, the woman stormed out of parliament protected from the cameras
In a related development, the minority filed a motion seeking to set aside the budget approval of yesterday. According to the minority deputy speaker was the Speaker at the time and could not count himself as part of the member present.
But in his ruling, Hon. Joseph Osei Owusu sated that he was in parliament because he is a parliamentarian. The fact that he elected to preside over the house didn't take his mpship away. He therefore dismissed the motion.
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