February 26, 2019
Deputy Majority Leader Sarah Adjowa Safo has told Parliament that the video footage obtained from Parliament to identify, lawmakers who carried placards with the inscription “bloody widow” cited for contempt was not visible to identify culprits.

According to the Dome/Kwabenya legislator the first Deputy Speaker, Joseph Osei Owusu made a ruling when the issue was brought to the floor of the House.

During the swearing in of the Ayawaso West Wuogon Member of Parliament, Lydia Alhassan Seyram, the Minority staged a walked-out and held a placards with the inscription “bloody widow” which received a lot of condemnation from the majority and section of the general public.

Commenting on the issue, the Deputy Majority Leader stated; “Information I picked up from the table office and the Clerk’s office is that they have the tape, which has been presented to the first Deputy Speaker, but the challenge is how to identify specific people”.

And further pointed out that, since there were media men and women in the chamber, the day the issue occurred they would be contacted for the footage.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/ghanamps.com