After the death of the Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Emmanuel Kyeremanten Agyarko, his wife and widow Lydia Alhassan wasted no time in declaring her political ambitions and standing for the seat.
Thus just about two months after her husband’s death, Lydia has already won the seat he vacated via his death and is now the member of Parliament from Ayawaso West.
Ghanaians have complained bitterly about her decision to contest the seat so quickly after her husband’s death but Lydia paid no heed and decided to replace him.
The speed with which she’s tossed aside the pain of losing her husband to get back to politics is astonishing and according to the Founding Editor of GhanaCelebrities.Com, Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri, her actions constitute a ‘shot in the leg’ to the institution of marriage and the illusion of love.
In a post on his Facebook page, Chris bemoaned Alhassan’s ability to so quickly forget her husband and jump head first into politics.
This quickly recovering widow has killed any illusion we have about love.
Read Chris’ post below…
“The conversations in Ghana are interesting, but people do not mostly look at things from the far side—something I take special delight in.
Lydia Alhassan, a widow whose husband died on 21 Nov 2018 as the sitting MP recently has been elected as the MP for Ayawaso West Wuogon.
This’s good news—especially the inclusion of more women in our governance as a country.
However, I hope I am not the only who has said this to himself: your husband died just about 2 months ago, and you are able to jump unto a political wagon, to campaign and even win an election?
Anyone who has lost a loved one would understand that two months after death is not enough to heal and move on in such a grand manner—especially to become his political successor.
One other thing is, this woman was not the only wife. She is one of the wives of the deceased Member of Parliament for Ayawaso West-Emmanuel Kyeremanteng Agyarko.
Apparently, the callous NPP contacted one other wife to take the mantle up and she refused—on the grounds that her husband has just died, and she cannot engage herself in Politics this swiftly.
But Lydia Alhassan went for it.
She has won, but to me, if you cannot in silence and dignity mourn your husband’s death—that’s a shot in the leg of marriage or the illusion of love, even to polygamous ones like that of Agyarko.
If the death of a lover immediately presents me with an opportunity, I will look the other way. We are truly inherently greedy.
Money and Power—the root of all our problems.”