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Mfantseman: Widow files nomination to replace late husband in Parliament

BY: Shirley Asiedu-Addo

The widow of the late Member of Parliament (MP) for Mfantseman, Mrs Ophelia Mensah Hayford has filed her nomination papers with the Electoral Commission to replace the husband, Ekow Kwansah Hayford in the December Parliamentary election in the area.

Ekow Kwansah Hayford who was the MP for the area and was seeking re-election was killed by suspected armed robbers last two weeks on a highway at night.

For the first time after the husband's tragic killing, Mrs Ophelia Mensah Hayford publicly broke her silence and said the show of support from all quarters was helping her to hold back tears from the loss.

In a brief remark, she pledged to retain the seat for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and to continue the good works her husband was undertaking.

Dozens of party supporters in black and red clothing processed amidst the singing of solemn songs through the streets of Saltpond from the NPP office at the Saltpond junction to the the EC office where she presented her forms.

Mrs Hayford in a soft and calm voice thanked NPP members for the support and show of love since her husband's demise.

God knows best

The Member of Parliament for Awutu Senya East and Minister for Special Development Initiatives, Mrs Mavis Hawa Koomson who accompanied her to file the forms addressing the supporters said God knows best and understands why Mrs Hayford would have to be brought at such a time.

The Mfantseman constituency chairman of the NPP, Alhaji Gibrine Adams for his part said the party chose Mrs Hayford knowing that she was better placed to continue her husband's good works.

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