The Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Samuel George Nettey, has justified the Minority’s decision to display placards with the inscription “bloody widow” in Parliament.
On Tuesday, February 5, 2019 the MPs of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) walked out on Parliament during the swearing-in of newly-elected MP for the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency, Lydia Seyram Alhassan.
The Minority’s decision to stage a walk out followed the violence that marred the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election that took place January 31, 2019.
The NDC also had called on the Electoral Commission (EC) to annul the results of the by-election.
And to dissociate themselves from Lydia Alhassan’s swearing-in, some Minority MPs wielded placards that read “bloody widow”.
This was in an attempt to taunt Madam Alhassan, who succeeded her late husband, Emmanuel Kyeremateng Agyarko as MP for the constituency.
However, the actions of the Minority were widely criticised by a section of the public.
Speaking on Accra-based Asempa FM, Sam George defended the Minority saying what they did is a “normal parliamentary practice”.
He said it is a fact that the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election was a “bloody bye-elections”.
To this end, the Ningo-Prampram MP said he does not see anything wrong with the placards displayed by the Minority MPs.
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