Hon. Joseph Osei Owusu, 1st Deputy Speaker and Member of Parliament (MP) for Bekwai constituency is surprised at the Minority’s stance on Madam Lydia Alhassan, MP for Ayawaso West Wuogon.
According to him, the Minority had earlier informed the leadership of Parliament that even though they have no bone to pick up with with Madam Alhassan, they will be staging a walk out before her swearing in, to demonstrate their unhappiness with the ‘security breaches’ during the by-election.
“I was surprised they came holding placards because they claim they don’t have any problem with the woman . . . it would have been a different matter if she was involved in the violence,” he stated.
The Minority in Parliament on Tuesday staged a walk out moments before the swearing into Parliament of the new MP holding placards with the inscription ‘bloody widow’.
This act, especially the inscription, has been widely condemned as an affront on widows in particular, and women in general.
Hon Joe Osei Owusu, speaking to Kwami Sefa Kayi in an interview on Wednesday’s edition of Peace FM‘s morning show ‘Kokrokoo’, said he does not understand why the minority will claim they don’t have a problem with Madam Alhassan yet go ahead to describe her as ‘bloody widow’.
“The woman had nothing to do with the violence, so why demonstrate against her . . . they claim they have a problem with the security breaches and not with Madam Alhassan. They were not truthful to themselves and the leadership in Parliament because they claim not to have a problem with the woman yet they brought placards with these words; in a way demonstrating against her. What do they mean by the ‘bloody widow’? it is extremely in bad taste. Would they be happy if the same thing is being done to them?” he queried.