Bloody Widow Placard: James Agalga should be ashamed of himself – Paul Adom Otchere
Written by Saltfmonline.com on February 7, 2019
The host of Good Evening Ghana on Metro TV, Paul Adom Otchere, has condemned the Minority in parliament for their highest level of disdain in welcoming Lydia Seyram Alhassan, the newly elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Ayawaso West Wuogon, with placards inscribed ‘Bloody Widow’.
According to him, their reaction is of the ‘dark age’ where Ghana is viewed as an uncivilized country with no respect for women.
Mr Adom Otchere believes the Minority reaction was a wanton abuse for procedure.
Paul Adom Otchere was of the view that walking out of parliament in registering a protest is something that is acceptable as ‘normal’ parliamentary practice, but to put out a poster to call a colleague MP ‘bloody widow’ is uncalled for.
“The honourable James Agalga should be ashamed of himself,” he stated on his Good Evening Ghana show on Metro TV.
Recollecting when the NPP wore dark clothes to welcome the late President Atta-Mills in Parliament, Mr Adom Otchere said it was condemned by all and sundry.
“There is James Agalga, a former deputy minister for the Interior, holding ‘bloody widow’ to a woman who contested elections after her husband died…..this is the NDC Minority in Parliament’s day of shame; it’s a day of disgrace and it’s a horrible day in the annals of Ghana’s parliament,” Mr Adom Otchere observed with disappointments.
“To call the honourable Member of Parliament, who has become Member of Parliament and who will continue to play her role as a Member of Parliament…..she is going to sit with some of these people in the committees in Parliament and they put up a poster and say ‘bloody widow’……my goodness!”, he charged.
He asked Ghanaians to condemn the action of the minority and demonstrate that women are respected within the Ghanaian society.