Some supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) are calling on leadership of the party to induct the widow of the deceased Member of Parliament for Mfantseman Constituency as the party’s parliamentary candidate for the December 7 elections.
The supporters including constituency delegates say the best tribute to pay Ekow Kwansah Hayford is to vote for his wife as the next MP.
They were speaking to 3news.com’s Kwame Kakarba in the home of the late MP at Mankessim in the Central Region.
“She supported him all this while,” a resident said in Fante, “so we want her since the soul of the MP is in her. All his suffering was with his wife and even all the projects had the wife in his company, so if we say we want his wife, we know what we are talking about.”
“The party has rules and regulations,” said another, also in Fante, “and even in this case there is a precedent – when an MP lost his life and his wife was asked to replace him. We the supporters want his wife, so we will be happy if the leadership grants this wish.
“But if the woman rejects the offer and opts for a different person, we want someone from Mankessim,” he added.
“The seat is our turn. It is with us here in Mankessim. If possible, all lovers, NPP, NDC and even floating voters, should give a smooth sailing to his wife. She is a high-ranking police officer with INTERPOL. She is very intelligent and can be MP and even more.
“So we will ask all to pay the MP especial tribute by voting for his wife.”
For another resident, revenge should be meted out to the killers if found.
“Repeat will repeat. If it is you who killed him investigations will reveal you and the devil will kill you.”