September 25, 2021

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THE CHAOS AT AYAWASO WEST WUOGON WAS UNFORTUNATE – LYDIA ALHASSAN

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The Newly sworn in member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency in the Greater Accra region, Hon. Lydia Alhassan Agyarko has described the chaotic by-election in her constituency as an unfortunate incident.

The Newly sworn in member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency in the Greater Accra region, Hon. Lydia Alhassan Agyarko has discribed the chaotic by -election in her constituency as an unfortunate incident.

Speaking to the press at 37 military hospital when she visited the victims of the chaos, she said she never wanted blood shed for her victory because she knew she would emerge winner.

According to the new legislature, people where blaming her for not visiting the victims on time but she wanted to visit them in the capacity of the member of parliament of the constituecy so she waited to be sworn in first.

She therefore urged the police to work hard to the buttom of this incident.

“In my capacity as the MP for the area, it is my duty to come through here and visit the injured…I regret the incident and I am happy there is a committee in place to investigate what happened”.

“I urge the police to work hard and get to the bottom of this. They should work without fear or favour,” she said.

On her visit accompanied by the Deputy Information Minister, Pius Enam Hadzide and the NPP Youth Organiser, Sammy Awuku and other members of the party, she donated GH¢ 5000 to offset the hospital bills of some of the victims.

Violence ensued when masked men who are alleged to have fired gunshot and even slapped Ningo-Prampram MP Samuel George last week during a by-election in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency.

The men, dressed in black polo shirts and khaki trousers stormed the La Bawaleshie Primary School polling station where voting was ongoing to elect a new MP following the death of Kyeremanteng Agyarko.

What triggered gunshots has not been established yet, however, at least six people sustained gunshot wounds with a total of 10 others sustaining various degrees of injury.

The disgusted MP, who was sworn in on Tuesday amid controversy from the Minority NDC members, said such a simple democratic exercise should not have degenerated into such absurdity.

“We shouldn’t have gone to this extent,” she said.

THE CHAOS AT AYAWASO WEST WUOGON WAS UNFORTUNATE – LYDIA ALHASSAN

Below are pictures from the visit:

By: Seth Lina / Sokynewsgh.com

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