Lydia Alhassan wants to retain his husband's seat
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The first wife of the late Member of Parliament (MP) for Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency in the Greater Accra Region, Josephine Naana Agyarko has dragged elder brother of the deceased, Boakye Kyeremanten Agyarko and her two rivals, Lydia Alhassan and Eva Essabaela Mends before an Accra High Court, can confirm.

According to the writ of summons dated December 12, 2018, she stated that her marriage with the former lawmaker was blessed with two children indicating that after the death of her husband the defendants have conducted themselves in ways that are meant to deny her the due recognition as the widow of the deceased and an opportunity to grieve and mourn the loss of her husband.

The case, however, will be heard on January 16, 2018, just a week to the burial of the former lawmaker.

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Emmanuel Kyeremanten Agyarko in November 2018, died at the Yale Hospital in the USA after his family authorized the pulling off of his life support, a scenario widely called euthanasia or ‘mercy killing’ by experts.

Euthanasia is an easy or painless death or the intentional ending of the life of a person suffering from an incurable or painful disease or injury at his or her request or sometimes by the request of his family.

Late Agyarko and the widows

In his remarks during a visit by a delegation from Parliament to commiserate with the family of the late MP, his brother, who is immediate past Energy Minister, said his brother’s untimely death resulted from an acidic reflux and a malignant gallbladder infection, and they had to pull off his life support because it wouldn’t have been his wish to remain on life support at that point.

After his death, reports emerged about two of his widows fighting for his parliamentary seat that had become vacant. But only one widow, Lydia Alhassan, turned out to contest in the NPP constituency primaries for the by-election.

Madam Lydia Alhassan, eventually secured scored a landslide victory in the primaries, which was contested by other four candidates.


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