Mrs Ophelia Hayford has recorded her parliamentary selection with the Electoral Commission to empower her altercation the 7 December 2020 polls in her late husband’s absence. Mr Ekow Hayford, who was the occupant MP for Mfantseman before equipped looters murdered him on October 9, was likewise the administering New Patriotic Party’s parliamentary possibility for 2020. Tending to the media after the documenting her assignment, Mrs Hayford stated: “I guarantee to strive to guarantee that the NPP wins the seat and honor the memory of my late husband and proceed with his formative plan for Mfantseman”.
“I will guarantee that all my better half’s incomplete business in the electorate is finished when I win”, she included.
With her to document her papers were the NPP’s Chairman for Mfantseman, Alhaji Jibril Adam; Central Regional Secretary Takyi Mensah, Regional Organizer Pessy Dennis, the Regional Woman Organizer and some voting public chiefs. In the interim, the police has captured five suspects regarding the MP’s homicide. The suspects, as indicated by the police, have been taken through the legitimate methodology. The late MP will be covered on Saturday, 28 November 2020. His family held a one-week commemoration administration in his honor in the constituency on Thursday, September 15, 2020. Preceding going to Parliament, he was the Manager accountable for Parts Administration at Mantrac Ghana Limited (2010 to 2013). He was likewise the CEO of Modisa Lodge (2012 to 2016). Prior to that, he was a D/CPL with the Ghana Police Service (1993 to 1998). In the interim, his subsequent spouse, Sarah Hayford, has said she did not understand the MP was hitched to another lady until three years into her marriage with the official.
The disclosure followed reports that Ophelia Hayford had been tipped as his replacement to the Mfantseman seat. The subsequent spouse uncovered that she got hitched to the MP at a public function on June 8, 2013 and were living respectively at Tarkwa until his demise. Talking in a meeting with Accra-based Kasapa FM, the subsequent spouse clarified: “At the time Ophelia called me, I had been hitched to Ekow for as long as three years and living with him at Tarkwa. Feeling stunned, I called my significant other and asked him who Ophelia was? He advised me to overlook her at whatever point she calls me and I disclosed to him he was expected to disclose things to me in light of the fact that the lady continues sending me instant messages”. “It rose that he had not authoritatively separated from his first spouse, as he had shown yet he was unable to come clean with me; the motivation behind why I consented to wed him.
“I asked what was the path forward and my late spouse revealed to me that he’ll figure out the issue and, thus, I was sitting tight for his activity.
“Be that as it may, from that point forward, I never got with anybody including his first spouse. I’ve been remaining with him at Tarkwa and he visits his mom once in a while on ends of the week – being the lone youngster.”
She further uncovered that the group of the late MP know that he was hitched to two ladies.
“At the point when the issue came up, I went to see his mom for a conversation and she told, and has hitched me too. All the relatives know and acknowledge that Ekow has two spouses and, in this way, I shouldn’t be stressed. This is the thing that his mom let me know.”
A comparable episode happened when the MP for Ayawaso West Wuogon, Mr Emmanuel Boakye Agyarko, died.
It rose that he had two spouses.
The last mentioned, Lydia Seyram Alhassan, later succeeded him as the MP for the region.
The First Vice-Chair of the NPP in the Mfantseman Constituency, Yaw Berchie Nuako, has anyway uncovered that a substitution for the perished MP will be declared on Thursday, 15 October 2020