The Women’s Organizer for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Adjoa Yeboah is worried the wife of the late Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko, Lydia Alhassan, might lose the seat should she emerge as candidate for the by-election.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, she said the decision by the widower to contest is a bad one and wants her to withdraw from the race.
She lamented the widow might not be able to campaign when she emerges as winner because customarily, she is barred from going to town at 6pm due to the death of her husband.
The posters being used by the aspirant she also decried is not the best because she used her mourning cloth to design the poster.
She believes the widow should not have contested the race considering the fact that the husband was still at the morgue and not even buried.
Adjoa Yeboah disclosed further that some party supporters have accused the widow of scheming to make the party lose the seat to the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The widow aspirant she noted is currently holding meetings at her residence due to her inability to move to the constituents and delegates to campaign.
The party few days ago gave her approval together with some four others to compete for a candidate to replace the late Member of Parliament for the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency in Acc
The six, who were on the only ones who filed their nomination forms to contest the vacant seat in the primary, slated for Saturday, December 29, 2018 were all vetted and approved on Monday December 24.
Meanwhile, son of former President Kufour, Edward Agyekum Kufour has withdrawn from the race.
Member for Legon Electoral Area, Samuel Amankwah, a former constituency youth
organizer, Yaa Aboagye and Ato Williams are all contesting.
The Electoral Commission has set Thursday,
January 31, 2019, as the date for the Ayawaso West-Wuogon constituency
The date was agreed upon at an emergency meeting of the Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) on Monday, December 24.
According to Eric Kofi Dzakpasu, the Head of Communication for the EC, interested parties may pick nomination forms, which will be available from December 27 to January 12, at the Ayawaso West Constituency office of the Commission.
The filling fee has been pegged at GH?10,000.