Communications Minister Ursula Owusu says she fully supports the Ewutu Senya East MP, Mavis Hawa Koomson over her involvement in the Kasoa voters’ registration centre shooting.
In a tweet, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful recalled how she was attached at Odododiodio in 2012, saying that if she had gun then, she would have fired like her colleague Minister did in self defence.
“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, Special Initiatives Minister, Hawa Koomson admitted to firing a gun at a voters’ registration centre in her constituency. According to her, she took the firearm 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 Ursula Owusu-Ekuful who doubles as MP for Ablekuma West stressed that Hawa Koomson has the right to self-defense and she exercised that right, when some people alleged to be NDC, threatened her life.
Meanwhile, Hawa Koomson is currently on police inquiry bail after being arrested and interrogated by the Central Regional Police, following her admission to firing a gun in public.