- The MP for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Lydia Seyram Alhassan, has reacted to the 'bloody widow' tag
- She explained that she has no idea of its meaning
- According to her, she is unsure if it refers to the death of her husband or the violence that occurred during the by-election
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Lydia Seyram Alhassan, has reacted to a description of her as a ‘bloody widow.’
According to her, she is unsure if it relates to the death of her husband or the incidents of violence that occurred during the by-election that took place on Thursday, January 31, 2019.
“I am human and as much as I want to put it behind me and move forward, I felt devastated, treated unjustifiably and unfairly.
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Till date, I am unsure what that tag meant. Whether it referred to the death of my husband or the incidents that happened at La Bawaleshie on the day of the by-election at the constituency,” she said.
She further revealed that she purposed in her heart to hold herself together during her swearing-in ceremony in the house of Parliament.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the minority side boycotted the process, and displayed placards with the inscription ‘bloody widow’ on them.
She however added that she has forgiven those involved and hopes that they will do the needful.
Graphic.com.gh reports that she also took the opportunity to advise women to go into politics, despite the challenges of insults, name-calling and denigration that they have to go through when they enter into mainstream politics.
In her opinion, women have a lot to contribute to politics, and for that reason, they all need to come together to make it happen.
She went ahead to say that women suffer a lot of injustices when they enter into politics, but that should not discourage them; they should rather focus on their positives and make an impact on the well-being of society.
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