The newly elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Lydia Seyram Alhassan has forgiven the Minority MPs who described her as a bloody widow during her swearing-in.
The Minority boycotted her swearing-in in protest of the violence that rocked the by-election held last week Thursday.
Prior to walking out of the swearing-in ceremony, the minority waved papers which read “bloody widow,” an action NDC’s Kumbungu MP, Ras Mubarak defended.
The NDC MP insisted that their actions were not offensive saying “I am not sure the sensibility of the person is in any way offended simply because we expressed in English using many adjectives.”
But Lydia Alhassan who visited some of the victims who were wounded as a result of the violence recorded that the by-election said she has forgiven the Minority for the slur.
“I don’t know what their interest is but I will say that I have forgiven them and I ask our good Lord to forgive all of them. Time will heal my wounds and time will tell my story,” the MP said.
That women on the NDC side partook in the protest also served as a point of disappointment for Lydia Alhassan.
“I am surprised especially the ladies in Parliament who want more ladies to join leadership will do this.”
During the swearing-in the Deputy Majority Leader and MP for Dome Kwabenya, Sara Adwoa Safo also described the Minority’s words as distasteful.”
The MP for Tano North, Freda Prempeh added that “this is something that is too bad for all of us as Ghanaians and I think that Minority should be ashamed, especially the women on the other side.”
The Majority Women’s caucus in Parliament has come out to condemn the Minority MPs as being irresponsible and called on them to render an unqualified apology.