Ghanaian MP Reportedly Stitched Up in Parliament’s Washroom After Car Accident
The Member of Parliament for Nanton, Mohammed Hardi Tuferu, was involved in a near-fatal car accident on his way to vote for the passage of three new tax bills in Ghana’s parliament. Shockingly, it has been revealed that the MP was stitched up in Parliament’s washroom after the accident.
According to reports, Mohammed Tuferu’s car somersaulted several times before landing upside down. Although he suffered a deep cut on his forehead, he was still taken to Parliament to vote before being taken to the hospital for further treatment.
However, some Ghanaians have criticized the decision to rush the MP to Parliament after the accident, describing it as reckless and insensitive. Despite the criticism, the Majority Chief Whip, Habib Iddrisu, has defended the decision, stating that safety precautions were taken before the MP was sent to Parliament to participate in proceedings.
Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show on Monday, April 3, Mr. Iddrisu explained, “The time we were taking the voice vote, he had come to Parliament and I put him in the washroom, we didn’t put him in the Chamber, we put him in the washroom and brought the nurses from Parliament and a doctor to attend to him. The Majority Leader came, and the nurses from Parliament came to attend to him in the washroom. He had minor bruises on his face, so they cleaned it up and even stitched it up. So he was stitched in Parliament in the washroom.”
Mr. Iddrisu also dismissed claims that several other majority MPs were absent from Parliament, stating that no MP was outside the country and nothing untoward was done to pass the government’s new tax bills.
The incident has sparked a debate on the safety and well-being of MPs in Ghana and whether the rush to pass important bills should take precedence over the health and safety of those who represent the people. It remains to be seen what steps will be taken to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.