Former Deputy General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho has said the attempt by one Kojo Mensah to commit suicide in parliament was as a result of a societal problem.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Kwabena Agyapong on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, he said the guy may have made the attempt due to societal pressure and difficulties he was facing.
He said the issue should not be looked at just on the surface but interrogate and find lasting solutions to the difficulties Ghanaians were going through.
He said from the social point of view and psychological point of view, the action has exposed the wrongs and ills in our society.
The attempt he said should provoke a discussion on what our MPs are doing for constituents.
He said the action also shows that our constituents were tired of the kind of promises and politics our political leaders engage in.
He noted that the action by the man also represents a microcosm of the major problem Ghanaians are confronted with and what they need to he did to resolve them.
He also made reference to the recent survey by the University of Ghana which says about 50% of sitting MPs would lose their seats if elections were held today.
Koku Anyidoho has therefore challenged politicians to be reminded of the need to serve constituents in a manner that would alleviate poverty and enhance their social lives.
The suspect Kojo Mensah, 35, attempted committing suicide in the public gallery of parliament on Thursday.
The incident happened just after the House adjourned the proceedings for the day.
Kojo Mensah was found at the public gallery at about 1:35 pm trying to jump the inner rail onto the chamber floor.
He was seen in an NPP T-shirt at the chamber where he had tightened his neck with white bondage and another end also tightened to the seat he was seated on, where he tried to jump onto the floor and was shouting, “I WANT TO KILL MYSELF.I
t took the intervention of the Parliamentary Police to stop him.
He is currently being interrogated.