Ghana’s Parliament House is dominated by males with the females less in number. There s a positive change with more females gradually entering into the world of politics. When a Member of Parliament dies in office, he is replaced by a choice made by his own political party. More often than not and in recent times, wives of MP’s are made to succeed them in Parliament. Here is a list of the female Member of Parliament’s who succeeded their late husbands’ role.
1. Ophelia Hayford:
Ophelia Hayford is the latest Member of Parliament to succeed his husband in the Parliament House. The late Honorable Ekow Quansah Hayford was murdered in cold blood by some alleged armed robbers last week. The New Patriotic Party confirmed that Ophelia Hayford, wife of the late Ekow hayford, will replace his husband. Moreover, she will represent the New Patriotic Party at the Mfantsiman Constituency in the upcoming elections. With her profession as a police, she resigned before she was made the MP.
2. Lydia Seyram Alhassan:
Lydia Seyram Alhassan succeeded his late husband, Emmanuel Kyeremateng Agyarko, as Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency. It was revealed that she was very helpful in the core duties of her late husband when he was in Parliament. She went for a bye elections and she emerged victorious. Additionally, she will represent the New Patriotic Party in the upcoming December 7 elections.
3. Linda Ohenewaa Ocloo:
Linda Ohenewaa Ocloo was selected to stand in the shoes of her late husband, Desmond William Ocloo, in the run up to the 2016 elections. She stood in the tickets of the National Democratic Congress in the Shai Osudoku Constituency. She was the Member of parliament for about six week to the December 7, 2016, general elections. With the good works of her husband, she won the election amassing about 60% of the votes.Madam Linda Ocloo is seeking for a re-election as we go in the December 7 polls.
The December 7 general election is imminent and Ghanaians should take note that peace is very important.