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‘Bloody Widow’ Tag: Minority Won’t Apologize – Inusah Fuseini


Member of Parliament for Tamale Central, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini has restated the fact that, the Minority members in Parliament stand by their ‘bloody widow’ placards they brandished in the august House on Tuesday.

During the swearing-in on Tuesday, the Minority brandished placards with the inscription: “Bloody Widow” following a violent by-election leading  to the victory of Madam Lydia Seyram Alhassan.

The Minority has come under intense public criticism after they showed placards with the inscription as they walked out during her swearing in by the first deputy Speaker of Parliament.

Deputy Majority leader Adwoa Safo has described the action as unfortunate.

“We had a process which the minority had challenges with. The minority walking out of parliament on certain principles was not a problem at all. Following the walk-out with a placard with the inscription ‘Bloody Widow’ was so sad I am sure Ghanaians who saw what happened on the floor of Parliament and believe in women will be very disappointed in our Honourable members on the other side.

“The minority reacted in an inhumane and disrespectful manner. On the floor of parliament yesterday, I was so so saddened because the dignity of every woman in Ghana was attacked,” she told Morning Starr host Francis Abban Wednesday.

However Hon. Inusah Fuseini speaking in an interview with Umaru Sanda on Eye Witness News hosted on Citi Fm said, the minority does not regret the use of the label.

“We did not take part in the swearing in because we had issues with the election processes. Lydia is a product of a bloody process and that is the interpretation of what we had on the placards. Nobody should read any other meaning into the inscription. The election of Madam Alhassan and all that characterized it, (the shedding of blood) is what is being described as Bloody Widow,” he said.

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