On Wednesday, October 26, Speaker Bagbin announced his decision in Parliament. He stated, "The house is well within its right to receive and consider the report from the committee and to make a determination.
"I find that the motion was properly admitted," the judge said.
Sarah Adwoa Safo took a leave of absence that was longer than the required 15 days.
Although the Minority believed she should be heard first, the Majority caucus wanted her seat to be declared vacant.
The Speaker questioned the New Patriotic Party (NPP) MPs' legitimacy in vacating her seat.
Sarah Adwoa Safo requested a one-month leave of absence from the House in March, according to Majority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu.
The Speaker then referred her case, along with those of two additional MPs—Henry Quartey of Ayawaso Central and Kennedy Agyapong of Assin Central—to the Privileges Committee for review.
Prior to the end of the session, Speaker Bagbin postponed making a decision on the issue, but he later made a commitment to do so.
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