Politics of Wednesday, 1 February 2017
The Former Member of Parliament for the Builsa North Constituency, Timothy Awontiirim Ataboadey has described the behaviour of the Deputy Chairperson for the Vetting Committee, Hon Adwoa Safo as unparliamentary and must be called to order. He stressed that Hon, she had exhibited traits of youthful exuberance.
The former parliamentarian who appeared on the First Show on the First News Network claimed he first thought Adwoa was an announcer of the Committee until he found out that she was actually one of the leaders.
When the host of the show, Annie Afua Ampofo quizzed him on why he described the Hon. member as an announcer, Hon Ataboadey said “I thought she was an announcer because she was unnecessarily announcing things on the committee and making comments that were unparliamentary…’’
A disclaimer was issued by the host of the program to disassociate the platform from the comment as Hon. Ataboadey refused to withdraw the remark.
Hon. Adwoa Safo who is also Member of Parliament has come under heavy criticism over some of her comments at the Vetting as Vice Chairperson. She has been heard referring to colleague MPs as ‘boys’ and at times scolded them like her ‘younger brothers’.
Hon. Alhassan Suhuyini MP for Tamale North and Hon. Okudjeto Ablakwa, MP for North Tongu, are some names that are said to have suffered from the unparliamentary display of Hon Adwoa Safo as Vice Chair for the Vetting Committee.
Hon. Alhassan S. Suhuyini used his facebook wall to express his displeasure about the way he is being handled at the committee level but expressed gratitude to some senior MPs who have supported him through these uncomfortable experience.