General News of Wed, 12 Dec 201823
Agyarko’s first wife, breaks silence on contesting in by-election
The first wife of the late Member of Parliament (MP) for Ayawaso West Wuogon has said that constituents calling for her to contest in the by-elections of the area should back down until after the burial of her husband.
Her comment is coming after some members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Constituency said they would want her to replace her husband in Parliament.
Meanwhile, there are others who also believe the second wife of the deceased should replace him instead. This has caused some form of division among party members in the constituency.
In a statement, Lydia Alhassan said she has not expressed interest in the upcoming by-election.
Below is a copy of Lydia Alhassan's statement on the development
I wish to clear the air and state that I have not expressed interest in the upcoming by-election in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency.
I have remained in a deep state of shock and mourning following the sudden demise of the father of the seven beautiful children of EK, five of which I bore with him.
I believe I can say same for Naana and her beautiful kind and hearted Jane and Sonny.
Why anybody will want to do this to a family in mourning beats my imagination.
Yes, several members of our party in the constituency in general have approached to suggest that I consider the idea and my response to them have remained the same, that I be allowed to bury the father of my children in peace, and that the time is quite inappropriate for me now to engage in any such discussions.
I have also encouraged all to take the matter of the by-election in our constituency to the Lord in prayer.
I have heard of agitations from sections of the constituency for my candidature and I have sought to discourage those actions believing that at the right time the rank and file of the party shall decide on a candidate that we should all support.
I appeal to the NPP family to tone down on the politics a bit in honour of a man, who sacrificed and paid his due to the party at this time as the family prepares for a befitting burial.
Let us join the family mourn a brother, a father, a husband, a gentle soul who loved humankind extremely.