Ghanaians watch in anticipation what could happen to the Dome Kwabenya seat as the legislator for the area seems to have elapsed the number of times she could absent herself from Parliament with her fellow colleagues in the Majority group peeved at her and particularly Assin Central legislator who launched a scathing attack on her for making government business difficult.
But according to research conducted by Global Info Analytics, recalling the legislator for the area Sarah Adwoa Sarfo could spell doom for the New Patriotic Party’s chances to annex the seat again.
This claim was based on thorough research conducted by Mr Dankwa’s outfit in Dome Kwabenya.
“It could worsen the NPP’s parliamentary numbers. From what we heard, it is likely her loyalists will stay away from the vote. It is not guaranteed that the NPP will win [if she is recalled],” Mr Dankwa said.
The Dome Kwabenya legislator has been absent from Parliament for a while following an extension of her leave which was granted by the President.
A public debate among Ghanaians arose some months ago following some allegations that she was impersonated during Parliamentary proceedings on November 30, 2021, due to the fact that, the Majority side needed the numbers at all cost to approve the government’s 2022 budget, which they did despite the disapproval by the minority side.
Interestingly Mr Dankwa revealed that their research had shown that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) candidate rather stands a chance of winning in a by-election as 43% of the constituents were willing to vote for Mike Ocquaye in a by-election as compared to 44% for the NDC’s Elikplim Akurugu.
The Research also showed a split over calls for Adwoa Safo to be removed from Parliament.
While 47% of residents of the Dome-Kwabenya do not support the recall of the Sarah Adwoa Safo, 44% are in support of such a call.
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