Minority boycotts Lydia Alhassan's swearing-in

Minority boycotts Lydia Alhassan's swearing-in

The Minority has walked out of Parliament in protest of the swearing in of newly-elected MP for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Lydia Seyram Alhassan.

The minority boycotted the elections as a result of the violence that occurred at the La-Bawaleshie Presby school park last Thursday, January 31, 2019.

Speaking on the floor of parliament , the Minority Chief Whip, Mubarak Mohammed Muntaka, said the minority could not partake in the swearing-in of the newly-elected MP of Ayawaso West Wuogon.

Minority boycotts Lydia Alhassan's swearing-in

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“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,” Muntaka said .

Some Minority MPs shouted "shame" and jeered as the Speaker of Parliament read the summons from the Electoral Commission.

Lydia Seyram Alhassan contested for the Ayawaso West Wuogon party primaries and won hands down.

Minority boycotts Lydia Alhassan's swearing-in

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She was however elected the Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon consituency amid violent clashes by some individuals believed to be part of the National security.

As a result of the clashes, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), candidate, Kwasi Brempong pulled out of the elections.

The NPP however came out to say that the NDC was responsible for the orchestration of the violence that occurred on January 31, 2019.

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