Some members of parliament visited the family of the slain MP Mfantseman Ekow Hayford to console the wife and the family of the deceased. During the visit, there were calls and pleas from the followers of the late Ekow Hayford that NPP should consider replacing his wife Mrs. Ophelia Hayford who happens to be an Assistant Superintendent of Police as a successor for Mfantseman Constituency.
Some of the dignitaries who were there were Prof. Aaron Mike Ocquaye Speaker of Parliament, Majority leader and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Osei Kyei Bonsu, Minority Leader Haruna Idris, MP for Assin Central Kennedy Ohene Agyapong, etc. all promised to get to the bottom of the case and that justice would be served as investigations are on-going in earnest.
According to sources, it is alleged that NPP has agreed and decided on Mrs. Ophelia Hayford as the successor of her husband. This means that she is going to represent Mfantseman Constituency in parliament and if processes are concluded earlier with Electoral Commission she is going to campaign from where her husband left off.
According to EKOSIISEN programme at Asempa 94.7 FM, “the NPP party has sent a letter, yesterday, to the EC to invoke section 13(4) of CI 127 to allow a 10-day extension of the nomination period within which period the party will file her name and Mrs. Ophelia Hayford has written to resign from the Ghana Police Service”.