The Member of Parliament (MP) for Juaboso constituency, Hon Mintah Akandoh whose laps Ursula Owusu-Ekuful sat during the chaotic session in parliament before the investiture of President Akufo Addo, has spoken about the trending issue.
A video of NPP’s Ablekuma West MP, Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, sitting on the laps of Hon. Akandoh of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) went viral on social media, attracting waves of interesting comments from Ghanaians.
It emerged that the maverick Ursula has claimed her counterparts had taken her chair which was on the majority side hence will sit on her laps if he wouldn’t move away.
While reacting to the interesting spectacle, Mr. Akandoh told TV3 that what the MP for Ablekuma West constituency did was tantamount to sexual harassment.
Mintah Akandoh added that during that moment his attention was on the election of Speaker hence he felt like a wood sitting on him.
His comment is perhaps to dispel rumours that he hardened up after the interesting encounter he had with Ursula.
The photos and videos of Ursula Owusu-Ekuful finding comfort on the laps of Akandoh is one unique story that emanated from the eight-hour-long inauguration of the 8th parliament.
In another interview, Hon. Akandoh said that he opted against pushing her because he did not want to escalate an already charged Parliament house.
Labelling Ursula’s conduct as ‘disgraceful’, Mr Akandoh wondered why a married woman would find it acceptable to sit on the lap of a married man who was not her husband.
“If I had applied any force, today, the story would have been different so I had to behave myself and allow her until she got up herself. It was disgraceful right. A married woman sitting on the lap of someone’s husband.
“My wife did not take it easy. She thought she [Ursula] shouldn’t have done that”, Akandoh told JoyNews in a report monitored by myaimreport.
Akandoh also recounted the events that led to the Ablekuma West MP ending up on his lap.
“The seat is for Clement Avoka, Ursula Owusu sat there when Clement Avoka left to attend to a call. We begged her to get up but she insisted on seating on that chair. After she was satisfied, she got up from the seat and that was when I went to sit there.
“I was seated when all of a sudden I saw her on my laps. She didn’t tell or ask me anything. I had a choice of pushing her but the story would have been different this morning, so I left her to sit there until she was okay.”