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Adwoa Safo’s absence helping Minority’s course in Parliament – Lecturer

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Sarah Adwoa Safo MP dor Dome Kwabenya

A political science lecturer is urging the Minority in Parliament to continue jumping to the defense of the embattled New Patriotic Party’s Member of Parliament for Dome –Kwabenya, Sarah Adwoa Safo because her long absence is playing to their advantage.

Mr Jonathan Asante Okyere explained that the absence of the NPP MP brings the numbers of both sides of the house at par in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision of barring the NDC’s MP for Assin Central, James Gyeke Quayson from holding himself as a representative of the people of Assin Central Constituency in the Central Region.

The political analyst was reacting to claims of whether or not the Dome-Kwabenya MP’s seat had been declared vacant following her refusal to appear before the privileges committee to answer why she has been absent from parliament for more than 15 days without permission.

Mr. Okyere speaking on Accra 100.5 FM’s midday news on Friday, July 15, 2022 said the NPP MP’s action is a good omen for the Minority in Parliament.

He alleged there is a grand agenda on the part of the NPP to declare the seat of the embattled MP vacant to satisfy the egos of some personalities in the party.

He noted that the NPP Majority is pushing for a by-election in Dome-Kwabenya Constituency to seek a replacement for the MP who is in the United States of America caring for her sick son.

He claimed the grand agenda was that if the Dome-Kwabenya seat is declared vacant and the party wins it and also wins that of the Assin Central all in a by-election, then the NPP gets a clear majority in the house to enable them to push their bills through.

Meanwhile, NDC MP for Sagnarigu Constituency in the Northern Region and a member of the privileges committee, A.B.A Fuseini has debunked claims the committee has declared the Dome-Kwabenya seat vacant.

According to him, no decision has been taken on the status of the MP who is also the Minister for Gender and Social Protection.

 Addressing the Parliamentary Press Corp on Thursday, July 14, 2022, Alhaji Fuseini explained that the committee is yet to present its final report to the house for a decision to be taken on the matter. 

According to him, the committee has not finished its report on the let alone go head to declare the embattled Minister’s seat vacant.

Source: Classfmonline.com

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Hopeson Adorye granted GH¢20,000 bail

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Yaw Buaben Asamoa, a senior player in the Movement for Change, believes Adorye's detention was politically motivated.

The Dansoman court granted Hopeson Adorye, a senior activist in the Movement for Change, bail of GH¢20,000 with two sureties.

The ruling came after Adorye’s detention and subsequent court appearance on May 23, 2024.

Adorye was detained after making statements on an Accra-based radio station that has now gone viral, claiming that dynamite exploded in the Volta Region during the 2016 General Election.

Yaw Buaben Asamoa, a senior player in the Movement for Change, believes Adorye’s detention was politically motivated.

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Handcuffed Hopeson Adorye clashes with police

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The police apprehended him on Wednesday after he claimed to have ignited explosives in the Volta Region during the 2016 general elections. Mr. Adorye made the remark during a radio broadcast in Accra, and it has since gone viral. In an interview with Joy FM, Yaw Buaben Asamoa, a former Member of Parliament for Adenta and current member of the Movement for Change, stated that the arrest is politically motivated.

Hopeson Adorye, a key member of the Movement for Change who has been detained, had a verbal altercation with a police officer as he was being led out of the police headquarters on Wednesday, May 22.

He attempted to talk with his lawyer, Ken Kuranchie while being put into a police car, but the officer interrupted and instructed him to proceed rapidly inside the car.

It was at this moment that he yelled to the police officer, “I’m talking to my lawyer, please, and you’re obstructing me. What is the significance of that? Are you the sole police officer?

The police apprehended him on Wednesday after he claimed to have ignited explosives in the Volta Region during the 2016 general elections.

Mr Adorye remarked during a radio broadcast in Accra, and it has since gone viral.

In an interview with Joy FM, Yaw Buaben Asamoa, a former Member of Parliament for Adenta and current member of the Movement for Change, stated that the arrest is politically motivated.

He stated, “Hopeson Adorye is not about to flee Ghana or his house since the police aim to prosecute him with the dissemination of fake information.

“So, to go to the extent of keeping him all day in the police station and bringing him over to the Ministries to detain him, you point fingers backward at yourself that there is something political at play and it’s not fair,” he said.

“This is obviously politically motivated, there is no doubt about that,” he said.

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Buaben Asamoa claims Hopeson Adorye’s detention politically motivated

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He further alleged that he followed Mr. Adorye to the police headquarters, where he was requested to submit a statement and spent the entire day. However, about 6 p.m., they were informed that Mr. Adorye would be held until additional instructions from upstairs. Mr. Buaben Asamoa believes Adorye's detention is politically motivated, claiming that the police are awaiting orders from higher, hinting that the arrest is not simply a police decision. He also feels Adorye's detention is an attempt to intimidate the Movement for Change and quiet Adorye, who has been public about his views.

Yaw Buaben Asamoa, a member of the Movement for Change and former Member of Parliament for the Adentan seat, has suggested that Hopeson Adorye’s detention is politically motivated.

Police detained Hopeson Adorye, a major member of the Movement for Change, after he claimed to have exploded dynamites in the Volta Region during the 2016 General Elections.

Mr Adorye remarked during a radio broadcast in Accra, and it has since gone viral.

In an interview with Citi News, Mr. Buaben Asamoa said that Mr. Adorye was summoned to the police headquarters on Wednesday and thereafter held.

He further alleged that he followed Mr Adorye to the police headquarters, where he was requested to submit a statement and spent the entire day.

However, at about 6 p.m., they were informed that Mr. Adorye would be held until additional instructions from upstairs.

Mr Buaben Asamoa believes Adorye’s detention is politically motivated, claiming that the police are awaiting orders from higher, hinting that the arrest is not simply a police decision.

He also feels Adorye’s detention is an attempt to intimidate the Movement for Change and quiet Adorye, who has been public about his views.

“Because Hopson has been up and running, and some folks are feeling a bit tense and Jiffy about some of the things he has said. And this is the method of muscling him, attempting to scare the movement for change; it will not succeed. “I am convinced that it is politically motivated.”

Mr. Adorye is now in detention and scheduled to appear in court on Thursday. He has not yet been charged with a crime, but authorities are looking into the dissemination of incorrect information.

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