Bernice Heloo is MP for Hohoe

The Member of Parliament for Hohoe in the Volta region Bernice Adiku-Heloo who took part in the Minority’s walk to the police headquarters on Tuesday says she has not seen the placards calling the new Ayawaso West-Wuogon MP ‘bloody widow’.

She told Morning Starr host Francis Abban on Wednesday that she has also not read any news items on the placards which were displayed in parliament by her side as they staged a walk out during the swearing ceremony of Lydia Seyram Alhassan.

“I didn’t see it , something I didn’t see I cannot comment on. I just went on the walk to the police headquarters. I haven’t seen the bloody widow placards. I didn’t see any placard with the inscription ‘BLOODY WIDOW’ written on it. I wasn’t in Parliament and so I didn’t see it,” she said.

Meanwhile, deputy Minority Leader of Parliament James Klutse Avedzi has justified the decision of the minority.

“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 told Starr news

But 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”.


Source: Ghana/