I stand with Hawa Koomson: Ursula Owusu declares support for colleague

When majority of Ghanaians are criticizing the actions of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP for Awutu Senya East Constituency, Hawa Koomson, her colleague MP, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has declared support for her.

I stand with Hawa Koomson: Ursula Owusu declares support for colleague

The Communications Minister in post on social media defended Hawa Koomson over her involvement in the Kasoa voters’ registration centre shooting.

I stand with Hawa Koomson. If I had a gun on me in April 2012 when NDC [National Democratic Congress] sponsored thugs attacked me in Odododiodio, I would have shot them to protect myself. I didn’t and the rest is history,” her tweet read.

On Monday, July 20, Ms Koomson admitted to firing a gun at a voters’ registration centre in her constituency.

According to her, she took the firearm – which she refused to identify – to the registration centre to protect herself.

The Minister’s action, however, attracted widespread condemnation with calls on the party to discipline her and for president Nana Akufo-Addo to fire her.

But, Mrs Owusu-Ekuful who doubles as MP for Ablekuma West stressed that Ms Koomson has the right to self-defence and she exercised that right, when some people alleged to be NDC, threatened her life.

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