Lydia Alhassan visits victims of Ayawaso violence

The newly sworn in MP for Ayawaso West-Wuogon has visited victims of the gunshots and chaos which heralded her election last week.

Lydia Alhassan who visited the victims at the 37 military hospital is reported to have also paid some of the medical bills of those affected by the attacks unleashed by forces deployed by the national security.

Meanwhile, Minority Chief Whip Muntaka Mubarak has condemned the labeling of Alhassan as ‘bloody widow’ by the minority caucus of the House.

The Minority who walked out of the House during the swearing in ceremony of the new MP held placards with the offensive inscription Tuesday. They claim she is a product of a ‘bloody process’ – in reference to the chaos that characterized her election last week.

The labeling has been widely condemned by Ghanaians.

Speaking on the floor of the House Wednesday, the Asawase MP said the action of his group was targeted at the wrong person.

Let us all not pretend to be hypocrites; when it


happening on your side then it is good, when it [is] happening on the other side then you cry foul. Let us standardize what we do.  Mr. Speaker let me say that what we did yesterday was within parliamentary procedure. If others had placards it is wrong just as it has always been happening in this chamber and we keep condemning it.

“But when people want to narrow it to our dear colleague Honorable Lydia Alhassan, let say that is very unfortunate because she does not control the security agencies, she doesn’t influence anything. We need cool heads and take the issues that have happened without trying [to] sideline the main issues with some of [the] people lying in hospitals,” he said.

Source: Ghana/