The debate as to whether the anti LGBTQI bill should be passed has sparked a longstanding controversy between Ghanaians. The bill, which is being enforced by NDC's Honourable Sam Nartey George has received support from major section of Ghanaians, especially the Clergy, Chief Imam and the Muslim community. Recall, yesterday the MP announced that some religious leaders had mounted pressure to support the passing of the bill to criminalise the abominable practices in the country.
The National Communications Director of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Lawyer Sammy Gyamfi has stated that the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo-Addo has failed to declare his position on the rising debates on the LGBTQI policy. He has indicated that the position of the President and his Vice, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia would be the final statement for Ghanaians.
Lawyer Sammy Gyamfi made this bold statement when commenting on Sam George's statement in an interview on Good Morning Ghana show hosted by Dr. Randy Abbey. According to Sammy Gyamfi, Nana Addo is the head of the country and therefore has the final say on any issue of national interest.
According to Sammy Gyamfi, Nana Addo's dormant gesture on the bill doesn't help the country. He indicated that the Chief Imam, the Muslim community and the Clergy have taken a bold step and showered praises on them. He has however, registered his disappointment in Vice President Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia over his silence on the bill.
Speaking further, he argued that former Presidents John Mahama and late Atta Mills clearly stated their positions on the bill. He posits that Mahama and Mills' positions saved the country because it is against the values and customs of Ghana.
He said, "The people of this country deserve to know the position of our President Akuffo-Addo and Bawumia, who is a Muslim. I am very sad that till date despite the position of the Clergy and Chief Imam on this bill, the 2 leaders of this country have not commented on this bill. It doesn't help at all. President Mahama commented on this but Akuffo-Addo has not."
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