NPP loyal ladies, a ladies only group of the New Patriotic Party has lashed out at Minority members of parliament for calling Hon. Lydia Seyram Alhassan, new Ayawaso West Wuogon MP as Bloody Widow while staging a walk out during her swearing.
In a statement the group said:
“NPP Loyal Ladies have noted, with disappointment and extreme evulsion, the recklessness exhibited by the minority in parliament during the swearing-in of Madam Lydia Seyram Alhassan as member of Parliament for the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency
Their action is believed to be premised on their defeat in the recent by-election held in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency.
We appreciate the humiliation one suffers after a painful electoral defeat. However, that is not basis enough to resort to insults and name-calling.
It is very disappointing, to say the least, the tangent on which the NDC is traveling with “Freedom of Speech”.
We find their unguarded remark and conduct terribly abrasive and a discrimination against women, particularly, widows and their ability to take up high offices.
We also find it unfortunate, that legislators who are expected to be “Honourables”, are neck-deep in this enterprise; sinking themselves in a pool of insults and name calling. Such action is bereft of propriety and level-headedness.
Madam Alhassan has carved a niche for herself in Ghana’s political arena and we believe that we speak for many, when we say her hard work and efforts should not be debased by such resentful drive.
Their attack was unsolicited, unwarranted and unprovoked. It was bred out of mischief and deemed as a defeatist anguish.
We wish to state, categorically, that such remark is disdained and treated with contempt.
We humbly appeal to the general public to call out on the minority caucus to eschew such misguided actions and render an unqualified apology to the Honorable Member of Parliament and women in general.
NPP Loyal Ladies”