Wives of Ayawaso by-election victims seek justice for husbands, present petition to Gender Minister
Spouses of Ayawaso West Wuogon by-elections victims in a quest to seek justice for their husbands presented a petition to the Gender Ministry today, April 23 2019 in Accra.
They are asking government to show some level of sensitivity to their plight as women whose husbands were once breadwinners but now injured and incapacitated after the chaotic incident.
Speaking to the Chief Director for the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Dr. Zakariah Afisa who received the petition on behalf of the Minister, the anxious women described how despairing their husbands’ situation have become adding that if government delays in intervening , some of them might contemplate suicide.
The women, who lamented about the fact that President Akufo-Addo never visited their husbands after the incident are asking that perpetrators of the shooting incident are promptly dealt with by law.
“This issue should not be treated as one of the normal political phenomenon. Our husbands are citizens of the republic and as such are entitled to all privileges spelt out in the 1992 constitution which includes administration of justice in all families. Sir If we may ask what happened to the Emile Short Commission report? Our husband’s political affiliation should not coerce you to depart from your position on human rights activism. The brutalities suffered in the hands of these masked men have incapacitated some of our husbands with one of them currently struggling with the possibility of having his leg amputated at the 37 military hospital”. The petition read.