Ghana Politics 

I stand with Hawa Koomson- Ursula Owusu

Communications Minister has declared her support for Hawa Koomson, the Ewutu Senya East MP over her involvement in the Kasoa voters’ registration centre shooting.
Ursula Owusu-Ekuful in a tweet on Friday said the Special Development Initiatives Minister was only defending herself at a time she felt threatened.

“I stand with Hawa Koomson. If I had a gun on me in April 2012 when NDC [National Democratic Congress] sponsored thugs attacked me in Odododiodio, I would have shot them to protect myself. I didn’t and the rest is history,” her tweet read.

On Monday, July 20, Ms Koomson admitted to firing a gun at a voters’ registration centre in her constituency.

According to her, she took the firearm – which she refused to identify – to the registration centre to protect herself.

The Minister’s action, however, attracted widespread condemnation with calls on the party to discipline her and for president Nana Akufo-Addo to fire her.

But, Mrs Owusu-Ekuful who doubles as MP for Ablekuma West stressed that Ms Koomson has the right to self-defence and she exercised that right, when some people alleged to be NDC, threatened her life.

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