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Banda MP Ahmed Ibrahim has revealed that voting of LGBTQ will be done in the open in Parliament

Ahmed Ibrahim, Member of Parliament (MP) for Banda Constituency in the Bono Ahafo Region has revealed that voting on LGBTQ will be done in the open in Parliament.

Many Ghanaians are advocating for open voting to know the positions of all MPs in the midst of the debate on the anti-LGBTQI+ bill and its actions in Parliament. As of today, Modernghana News can announce that the Bill has the backing of the majority of MPs, including Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin.

Ghanaians can be certain that the Bill would not be voted on in secret, according to Ahmed Ibrahim, who is also the Deputy Minority Whip in Parliament

He told Adom FM that NDC MPs will vote yes on the Bill's passage, and that arrangements are being made to guarantee that everyone complies.

"There will be no secret balloting for [the anti-LGBTQ+ measure]." It can't be done through secret balloting. When it comes to voting, removing someone from office, or electing someone into office, we use secret balloting," the Banda MP explained.

As of today, Modernghana News can announce that the Bill has the backing of the majority of MPs, including Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin.

Ghanaians can be certain that the Bill would not be voted on in secret, according to Ahmed Ibrahim, who is also the Deputy Minority Whip in Parliament.

He told Adom FM that NDC MPs will vote yes on the Bill's passage, and that arrangements are being made to guarantee that everyone complies.

"There will be no secret balloting for [the anti-LGBTQ+ measure]." It can't be done through secret balloting. When it comes to voting, the removal of someone from office, or the election of someone into office, we use secret balloting,'' the Banda MP stated.

"We have spoken to our leaders at the party level," Mr. Ahmed Ibrahim said, "so we will give you the paper and ask you to say yes, so you will write yes on your paper and present it to each other." The party whip will have to inspect the paper before it is dropped into the box."

Despite widespread support for the anti-gay Bill, a group of 18 Ghanaians, including educators and attorneys, has sent a memorandum to Parliament opposing its approval.

The anti-gay bill, according to the group led by Akoto Ampaw, breaches practically all of the core constitutional freedoms, including the right to freedom of speech and expression, the right to gather, freedom of association, and the right to organise.

The group also claims that it obstructs discrimination-free living and the right to human dignity.

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