Agyarko’s first wife, breaks silence on contesting in by-election

Lydia Alhassan is speaking after some members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Constituency said they would want her to replace her husband in Parliament.

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Meanwhile, there are others who also believe the second wife of the deceased should replace him instead. This has caused some form of division among party members in the constituency.

In a statement, Lydia Alhassan said she has not expressed interest in the upcoming by-election.

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She added that she can also say that her husband’s second wife Josephine Nana Baiden Agyarko has also not expressed interest.

Below is a copy of Lydia Alhassan's statement on the development

I wish to clear the air and state that I have not expressed interest in the upcoming by-election in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency.

I have remained in a deep state of shock and mourning following the sudden demise of the father of the seven beautiful children of EK, five of which I bore with him.

I believe I can say same for Naana and her beautiful kind and hearted Jane and Sonny.

Why anybody will want to do this to a family in mourning beats my imagination.

Yes, several members of our party in the constituency in general have approached to suggest that I consider the idea and my response to them have remained the same, that I be allowed to bury the father of my children in peace, and that the time is quite inappropriate for me now to engage in any such discussions.

I have also encouraged all to take the matter of the by-election in our constituency to the Lord in prayer.

I have heard of agitations from sections of the constituency for my candidature and I have sought to discourage those actions believing that at the right time the rank and file of the party shall decide on a candidate that we should all support.

I appeal to the NPP family to tone down on the politics a bit in honour of a man, who sacrificed and paid his due to the party at this time as the family prepares for a befitting burial.

Let us join the family mourn a brother, a father, a husband, a gentle soul who loved humankind extremely.

Signed

Lydia Alhassan

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