The Deputy National Organizer of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Joshua Hamidu Akamba claims President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is now the chief lobbyist of homosexuals in the country.
According to him, the President indication that there is the possibility of decriminalizing same homosexuality in the country if there is a strong coalition calling for it is enough ground to describe him as such.
Mr Akamba on Accra-based Happy FM observed that the comments of the President are giving a leeway for a strong coalition of lesbians and gays to push for the passage of law legitimizing their practices the laws presently frown on.
“The president is only waiting for other lobbyists to push him by setting up a strong lobbyist coalition to have the homosexuality laws rectified”.
He noted that NPP’s clever attempts to turn the country into ‘Sodom and Gomorrah’ will dent the moral fibre of society warning that any decision by the Nana Akufo-Addo led government to legalize gay rights will be fiercely resisted.
According to him, Ghana is a secular state and therefore has no room for homosexuality.
It would be recalled that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo in an interview with Aljazeera made a ‘controversial’ statement regarding homosexuality in the country.
During the interview, the journalist said, “I want to ask you, what is happening in your country, and homosexuality which I believe is illegal and punishable in your country. Why is homosexuality still illegal in your country?
Nana Addo in responding said, “This is the socio-cultural issue if you like…I don’t believe that in Ghana, so far, a sufficiently strong coalition has emerged which is having that impact on public opinion that will say: ‘Change it [the law], let’s then have a new paradigm in Ghana.”
The journalist again asked if the President would get behind but he answered, “I think it is something which is bound to happen”.
However, this comment from the president did not go down well to most Ghanaians. Some say he is in support of the ‘devilish act’ of the society with various groups condemning his response.