The 1st Vice Chairman of the Central Regional branch of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has said that Members of Parliament (MPs) from the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) who tagged the MP for Aywaso West Wuogon a ‘bloody widow’ must have their heads examined.
According to Ekow Ewusi, the MPs must be sent to the psychiatric hospital for this checkup to be conducted on them because he does not see how a level headed person can called a colleague MP by that name.
Hon Lydia Seyram Alhassan was sworn into Parliament Tuesday, by taking the Oaths of Allegiance and 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 against what they (the Minority) described as state-sponsored violence during last week’s by-election.
Minority MPs have since refused to heed to calls on them to apologise to Madam Alhassan.
The General Secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia has endorsed the Minority’s decision to brandish placards with the inscription “bloody widow“.
“I highly commend the Minority in Parliament for the decision to walk out of Parliament during the swearing-in of that woman [Hon. Lydia Alhassan] . . .I pat them on the back . . . there is no better way to describe the woman than to call her a bloody widow; she should be happy that the Minority in Parliament has given her that name,” he endorsed.
First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joseph Osei-Owusu asked for the identification of the MPs who carried the placards.
They will then be sent to the Privileges Committee of the house for punishment to be meted out to them.
Commenting on this on Adom TV as monitored by GhanaNewsPage.Com, Ekow Ewusi said he does not believe that any person in ‘his right senses’ will call a colleague by that name.
“They (MPs) deserve some mental checkups; the time is up for us to start examining the heads of some people before they are allowed entry into the house of Parliament…,” he said.
Source: Ghana | GhanaNewsPage.Com