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Politics of Saturday, 9 February 2019


Keep your forgiveness, we haven’t asked for it – A.B.A Fuseini to Lydia Alhassan

Member of Parliament (MP) for Sagnarigu Constituency, Alhaji A. B. A. Fuseini, has asked his newly elected colleague; the MP for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Lydia Seyram Alhassan to keep her forgiveness to herself because the Minority in Parliament didn’t ask for any such action from her.

According to the legislator, the Minority had not committed any sin against her that merits her forgiveness.

“How can we ask her to forgive us for her to be forgiving us, she should keep her forgiveness. We’ve not asked her for forgiveness,” he told journalists at the parliament house last Friday.

He clearly added that “Nobody in the minority has asked her for forgiveness, because nobody in the minority has sinned against her. If I haven’t sinned against you, how do I ask for forgiveness?”

Alhaji A. B. A. Fuseini noted that the Ayawaso West Wuogon MP’s statement on forgiving the Minority is a weak statement she made.

The Minority Spokesperson for Communications noted that his side won’t apologise for the ‘bloody widow’ placard they raised in parliament during her swearing in.

He, however, stressed that “the grandfather of the person who will render the apology is not yet born.”

The Minority boycotted the swearing-in of the widow of Emmanuel Kyerematen Agyarko in protest of the violence that rocked the by-election held last week Thursday.

Prior to walking out of the swearing-in ceremony, the minority waved papers which read “bloody widow,” an action NDC’s Kumbungu MP, Ras Mubarak defended.

But Lydia Alhassan who visited some of the victims who were wounded as a result of the violent eruptions at the by-election said she has forgiven the Minority for the slur.

“I don’t know what their interest is but I will say that I have forgiven them and I ask our good Lord to forgive all of them. Time will heal my wounds and time will tell my story,” the MP said.

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