- The MP for Shai-Osudoku, Linda Akweley Ocloo, has spoken about the "bloody widow" tag used to describe the MP for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Lydia Seyram Alhassan
- According to Ocloo, it is no big deal and should therefore not be blown out of proportion by the media
- Ocloo won the Shai Osudoku seat after her husband, who occupied it, lost his life
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Shai-Osudoku, Linda Akweley Ocloo, has expressed her opinion about the description of the newly-sworn in MP for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Lydia Seyram Alhassan as a “bloody widow.”
According to a report by Peace FM, Ocloo stated that there is nothing wrong with the description.
She explained that such actions are normal and therefore should not be blown out of proportion by the media.
In an interview on Neat FM’s show, Ghana Montie, she said “I saw the placards but I see nothing wrong with that.
The minority was just expressing their grievances on what happened during the by-election. They never attacked the woman in person.”
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the minority side in parliament walked out during the swearing in of the newly-elected MP for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Lydia Seyram Alhassan.
Some minority MPs reportedly yelled "shame", and jeered as the Deputy Speaker of Parliament read the summons from the Electoral Commission (EC).
The minority chief whip, Muntaka Mubarak, explained that “In commiseration to support our comrades and citizens that were unnecessarily 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.”
The swearing-in however went on as planned, and the MP for Dome Kwabenya, Sara Adwoa Safo chided the Minority’s posturing as “disappointing” and a “bad precedent.”
Ocloo however insisted that her party did nothing wrong: "In politics, you have to defend your party at anytime, that is what the minority did. Maybe they might have said something wrong but let’s understand that its politics. We are not enemies in parliament”.
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