NDC Refuses To Recognise Agyarko Widow, Labels Her As “Bloody Widow”

The Minority in Parliament today Tuesday, February 5, 2019, staged a walkout to protest against the swearing in of Lydia Alhassan, the newly elected Member of Parliament for the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency.According to the leadership of the minority, the violence that characterised the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election makes Madam Lydia Alhassan an illegitimate winner.So moments before the swearing in of the new legislator, the minority MPs wielding placards with the inscription “Bloody Widow” in protest walked out of the chamber but that did not affect the process as the Speaker still went ahead with her swearing in.In a strong-worded statement, the minority has vowed that they will not recognise the new MP since she is a beneficiary of an illegitimate process.A portion of a statement released by the minority after the walkout reads: “As legislators, we do not only condemn the despicable terror of last Thursday, we are resolved to rise up to our obligations under Article 41 (b) that calls on every citizen – “to uphold and defend this Constitution and the law,”The statement continues that: “to this end, therefore, we reiterate our refusal to recognise the illegitimate winner of that bloody by-election as declared by the incompetent and complicit Electoral Commission.”Meanwhile, the Minority after staging the walkout marched to the Police Headquarters to demand justice for their colleague MP, Samuel George, and other members of the party who were assaulted during the by-election held at the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency.A source at the Police Headquarters told Ghanaxtra.com that Honorable Sam George was asked to write a statement on the assault in the absence of the IGP and his deputies.They have served notice to embark on series actions until the perpetrators of the violence are brought to book.

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