So it has become a normal thing lately as wives of deceased politicians are forced or asked to take place of their late Husbands as they run for their husbands seat in Parliament House.
However this seeming trend of replacing deceased MPs with their spouse or relatives has got many talking as they believe it might pose a threat to the sitting MP.
According to some Ghanaians, wives of MP’s who are not in good relation with them may be push to do something silly knowing after their death they will replace them in Parliament House and run for their late husband’s seat.
This is not going to affect the MP’s who are not in good terms with their partners or relatives but also to the nation in the sense that, this people assigned to take place of their deceased husbands may not have requisite skills and competence of the deceased spouses, hence, hinder the development of those various constituencies.
No doubt about the fact that wives of deceased MP’s have replaced their late husbands in Parliament House from both the ruling New Patriotic Party(NPP) and it’s direct opposition party National Democratic Congress(NDC) but it’s about time Ghanaians speak out on this issue.
Having said that, New Patriotic Party (NPP) have selected Ophelia Hayford to succeed her murdered husband, Ekow Quansah Hayford as the parliamentary candidate for the Mfantseman Constituency.
Also, a Parliamentary nominee for Yapei-Kusawgu constituency in the Savannah Region, Abu Kamara has died in a road accident with two others and the question on many Ghanaians mouth is, Will his wife succeed him after his death by contesting for the Parliamentary seat come December 7th?
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