Member of Parliament for Tano South constituency, Freda Prempeh is surprised the Minority sees nothing wrong with calling a colleague a ‘bloody widow’.
The Minority has refused to apologise to the new Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Lydia Alhasssan after calling her a bloody widow.
This is to express their disgust for the new MP and have threatened to ignore in the House if nothing is done about their concerns.
Madam Alhassan won last Thursday’s by-elections by a landslide but her colleagues on the other side are not in favour of the election process, and her election.
They accused government of sending thugs on them and innocent voters after Ningo-Prampram MP Samuel George was assaulted by so-called officers from National Security.
After boycotting the polls and demanding immediate justice for their colleague, the Minority on Tuesday stormed out of Parliament when the new MP was being sworn in holding placards with the inscription bloody widow.
The Minority has been chided for their conduct and asked to apologise – a position they vehemently disagreed with.
Speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Wednesday, Freda Prempeh said it is obvious the Minority is “insensitive and cruel to widows”.
She said the conduct of the NDC MPs will scare a lot of women interested in coming to Parliament to champion their cause.
“At a time we are working hard for women to come to Parliament; the Minority are scaring them away. I’m very sad” she bemoaned.
The Tano North MP said widowhood is not a curse thus the Minority cannot punish Lydia Alhassan for losing her husband.
Freda Prempeh urged the Minority to reflect on Exodus 22:22-24 reads: ‘You shall not mistreat any widow or fatherless child. If you do mistreat them, and they cry out to me, I will surely hear their cry, and my wrath’.