Opposition National Democratic congress (NDC) Women’s Organiser, Dr Hanna Bissiw has descended heavily on the new Member of Parliament (MP) for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Lydia Seyram Alhassan over the violence that impaired the by-elections held in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency last Thursday, January 31, 2019.
She said the MP who contested the seat after his boyfriend, the former MP for the area, Mr Emmanuel Kyeremateng Agyarko died last year, “succeeded in getting a lot of people injured” during the by-elections.
The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) presented Lydia Alhassan as the wife of the late MP and asked the constituents to vote for him despite protests from Mr Agyarko’s family.
President Akufo-Addo (R) endorsed the candidature of Lydia Seyram Alhassan (L) prior to the by-election.
During the elections, NDC MP for Ningo Prampram, Sam George, was assaulted by heavily armed thugs who were causing mayhem at the La-Baweleshie Presby Basic 1 JHS.
A similar situation occured at the residence of Mr Delali Kwesi Brempong, the NDC candidate for Ayawaso West Wuogon, where at least 6 NDC members were shot by masked men believed to be members of NPP vigilante group, the Invincible Forces.
The NDC eventually announced it had withdrawn from the elections which was later won by Madam Seyram Alhassan.
But speaking to XYZ News’ Parliamentary correspondent, Charles Akrofi, on Thursday morning after joining a demonstration organised by the Interparty Coalition for National Sovereignty, the NDC Women’s Organiser said Madam Seyram Alhassan cannot isolate herself from the shooting incident that has got about 4 persons hospitalised.
“She is a fake widow. The real widow is in the house grieving so what is she trying to tell us. She is a hypocrite,” the former Deputy Agric Minister said angrily.
Madam Bissiw who is also a former MP for Tano North said he anger was borne out of Seyram Alhassan’s failure to condemn the nasty act during the by-elections.
Her misgivings follow the display of placards inscribed ‘Bloody Widow’ by the Minority in Parliament after Lydia Alhassan was sworn in in Parliament last Tuesday.
She took the Oath of Allegiance and the Oath of Member of Parliament, administered by the First Deputy Speaker, Hon. Joseph Osei Owusu.
Moments before her swearing-in, however, the Minority in Parliament staged a walkout of Parliament in protest at what they described as state-sponsored violence during the bye-election at Ayawaso West Wuogon.