Earlier, there was a report where the Minority in parliament boycotted the swearing-in of the new elected Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Lydia Seyram Alhassan.
However, the minority did not just storm out of the premises but rained insults on her by calling her a ‘bloody widow’.
Some members of the minority where holding signs and placards with the inscription ‘Bloody Widow’.
This is a result of the just ended by-election at Ayawaso West Wuogon which ended in over 18 people sustaining gunshot wounds from armed gunmen believed to be members of the National Security.
Also, the Minority Chief Whip, Mubarak Mohammed Muntaka stated that the minority will not be taking part in the swearing-in of the newly elected Member of Parliament.
“In commiseration to support our comrades and citizens that were unnecessary hurt and brutally assaulted, I am sorry to say we cannot indulge in this. Our side of the house cannot be here to witness this swearing in”, Mubarak Muntaka stated.
Some members of the minority booed and screamed ‘shame’ as the Speaker of Parliament read the summons from the Electoral Commission.
However, the newly elected Member of Parliament, Lydia Seyram Alhassan was led to take the oath of office despite the commotion.
Backlash on Twitter
Ghanaians have taken to Twitter to chastise National Democratic Congress (NDC) Parliamentarians for an unsavoury tag on the newest member of the House.
NDC as a matter of strategy must apologise. How on Earth can you call a woman a "Bloody Widow"? This is just way off the mark!
— Joseph Yaw Frimpong (@jyfrimpong) February 5, 2019
NPP-UK Communications Person, Nana Ansah Obofour also added his voice to the outrage on Twitter.
You call a woman,Bloody Widow,and you want tax payers to respect you…
Where are the so called gender advocates…..
NDC MPs, Gyimie
— Nana Ansah Obofour (@NanaAnsah20) February 5, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
This is Linda Ocloo NDC MP for Shai Osudoku whose husband also died and contested Kpessah Whyte and won,now she is in parliament,is she not also a bloody widow……
And out of stupidity,joined her colleague male MP's to attack the Kate Agyarko wife..
NDC is just an animal group pic.twitter.com/F4pEmLN7ad
— Nana Ansah Obofour (@NanaAnsah20) February 5, 2019
A lot more on Twitter expressed their disappointment with the NDC’s handling of the MP-elect and this is likely to affect the sympathy they got for the way MP for Prampram, Samuel George was treated by security operatives during the by-election that saw the election of Lydia Alhassan to parliament on Thursday.
HOT VIDEO: Minority walks out as Lydia Alhassan is sworn in as MP.
— #JoyNews (@JOYNEWSONTV) February 5, 2019
Like a Twitter user said, NDC has to apologize to the MP-elect as a matter of strategy.
Sourced from GHPage.com and MyJoyOnline.com