Mfansteman residents divided over wife of late MP, replacing him in December polls


Some residents of the Mfansteman have disagreed with the replacement of the late Ekow Quansah Hayford with his wife, Ophelia Hayford, as the parliamentary candidate.

According to them, they know very little of her and cannot vouch for her to lead them.

“We do not know Ophelia from anywhere, it was her husband that stood and won and death claimed him. This seat is not for family and friends,” one of the residents told Joy News.

Mrs Ophelia Hayford on October 20, filed her nomination after being appointed by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) as its substitute.

However, while some residents of the Mfansteman constituency are in favour of the party’s decision others have disagreed.

Speaking on the issue, one resident said, “It has happened before and if care is not taken should the president die, the wife will be made to replace him.”


Mrs Ophelia Hayford competes for the parliamentary seat with James Essuon who is running on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

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