The Member of Parliament for the Juaboso Constituency in the Western Region, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh has said that he did not feel any desire for the Member of Parliament for the Ablekuma Central Constituency, Mrs Ursula Owusu-Ekuful when she sat on her laps in Parliament contrary to social media assertion.
The two MP have been trending since early hours of Thursday, January 7, when journalist covering the dissolution of the 7th Parliament and swearing-in of the 8th Parliament captured, Mrs Ekuful sitting on the laps of the Juaboso MP over scuffle for seats.
Earlier, the National Democratic Congress(NDC) MPs including Mr Akandoh had taken over the seats on the right hand side of the speaker a place reserved for the majority in Parliament and the sitting place of the New Patriotic Party(NPP) which Mrs Ekuful belongs .
Speaking to TV3 news monitored by GhanaPlus.com, Mr Akando noted he felt nothing at all adding he only felt like a piece of wood was sitting on him.
“At that particular point in time what we were looking for was the election of a speaker and the speaker must be an NDC speaker, that was our target …. That was our target, anything distracting my attention……, I felt like a wood sitting on me”.
“A wood a piece of wood on my laps” he emphasized.
He mentioned if anyone of them felt anything, that person should be the Ablekuma Central MP since she was the one sitting on his laps.
Ursula’s action disgraceful
Mr Akandoh described as disgraceful the MP’s action, most especially, because she was a married woman and must do that only with her husband.
“We are in Ghana, In our tradition, there are certain part of the body of a woman which must be for the husband and no body else, that is our tradition, so if you sit on the laps of another persons husband, in fact even in law, it is sexual harassment but that is on a lighter note,” he said.