Ghanaians react to Prof Gyampo's call to get politicians to stop replacing dead MPs with their wives

Ghanaians react to Prof Gyampo's call to get politicians to stop replacing dead MPs with their wives

Popular lecturer of the University of Ghana, Professor Ransford Gyampo, has made a call to politicians to stop replacing dead MPs with their wives.

Professor Ransford Gyampo is reported to have called on political parties to halt the trend where wives of Members of Parliament who die are made to succeed their husbands in parliament.

The popular lecturer added that if care was not taken, some unscrupulous people who have marital issues with their spouse may be plotting murder as a mean of getting selected into parliament.

Ghanaians react to Prof Gyampo's call to get politicians to stop replacing dead MPs with their wives

Professor Ransford Gyampo. Source: Dailygraphic
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His comments come after the wife of the murdered MP for Mfansteman Ophelia Hayford was reportedly selected by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to replace her late husband Mr Ekow Quansah Hayford.

The Mfansteman MP lost his life during an armed robbery attack on his convoy on Friday, October 9, 2020.

Following the professor's comments, YEN.com.gh put up a post to solicit the opinions of our cherished readers over the concerns raised.

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Here is the post and below it are some of the interesting comments we received:

Erica could not agree more with the professor.

Harley shared the exact sentiments of Professor Gyampo on why he felt it was a bad idea

Kofi also had this to say.

Salifu feared for the future.

Abuabakar also added her sixpence to the ongoing discussion.

Manuel also wondered if the seat of Parliament had now become an inheritance.

There were many such comments which came from well-meaning Ghanaians about the issue which saw them expressing their candid opinions.

Meanwhile, a Ghanaian lady known as Yaa Baby Oparebea Asare, has opened up about the treatment meted out to her in Saudi Arabia where she went to work as a house help.

Yaa travelled to work as a house help in Saudi Arabia and some other countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), recounted how she was made to overwork.

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Speaking in an interview on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show, and monitored by YEN.com.gh, Yaa indicated that she lived in a deplorable condition during her stay in Saudi Arabia.

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