The Minority walked out of Parliament in protest of the swearing-in of Lydia Seyram Alhassan but not before some hurled abuses at her and her colleagues in the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The opposition lawmakers did not leave the chamber of Parliament without drama as cameras captured some of the members holding signs and placards saying, "Bloody Widow".
It is not clear what the description refers to but anyone's guess could be right. The by-election after all saw up to seven or so people put in the hospital because of gunshot wounds.
Alhassan has also been the subject of various attacks by member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). The sign could therefore be referring to her person.
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.
“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.
She was however elected the Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency amid violent clashes by some individuals believed to be part of the National security.
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