Google search engine

It would be politically suicidal for President Akufo-Addo not to assent to the Anti-Gay Bill when Parliament presents it to him to get it approved, Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus-Glover has said.

The former legislator says President Akufo-Addo knows the position of the people on the issue and cannot oppose what the sentiments of the many Ghanaians are on the issue.

READ ALSO: ‘Political parties are self aggrandising cabals who are not to be trusted’ – Prof. Gyampo fires NPP

Speaking on The KeyPoints on TV3 Saturday, April 1, 2023, the former Member of Parliament for Tema East said the President’s statement at Vice President Harris’ visit was because “he’s been a Foreign minister before and he knows international diplomacy. The feelings of the people –and what is the feeling of the people?

“I think the Speaker got the President wrong. He said when they pass it, then he will assent to it. And you think the President is not going to accept this? It is going to be political suicidal not to accept this,” he stated.

READ ALSO: Okobeng Mining Company Ltd: GHS revokes philanthropic award from CEO 48 hours after presentation

President Akufo-Addo had said during Vice President Harris’ visit that: “But in the meantime, Parliament is dealing with it and I have no doubt that the Parliament of Ghana will ensure as is done, first of all the sensitivity to human rights issues as well as to the feelings of our population and will come out with a responsible response.

“We will see what the final outcome will be and that is the stage in which I will also have the opportunity …,” he said.

The statement, many have said, was not straightforward and that the President should have hit the nail right on the head in front of the US Vice President rather than wandering around with it.

But the former MP said the President was only being diplomatic as a former Foreign minister and wants Ghanaians to take his comments two years ago as the end of the matter.

READ ALSO: Parliament unanimously reject EC’s CI making Ghana card the sole document for voter registration

At the opening of the second Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Ghana at Asante Mampong in the Ashanti region President Akufo-Addo said:

“I have said this before, let me in conclusion stress again, that it will not be under the presidency of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that same-sex marriage will be legal, that same-sex marriage will be legalized in Ghana, it will never happen in my time as President.

READ ALSO: LGBTQ: UK Parliament invites Ghana Legislators on anti-gay, other Human Right bills

“I have said it before, and let me stress it again, that it will not be under the Presidency of Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo that same-sex marriage will be legal.

“Let me repeat, it will never happen in my time as President,” President Akufo-Addo had stated.

With Kamala Harris who said the matter bothers on human rights issues and feels strongly about it, Mr. Titus-Glover had this to say to her:

“Kamala Harris, didn’t she come here with the husband? This thick tall man. Why is it that in these western countries they don’t entertain polygamy? They don’t want their husbands to marry more than one wife? The President recently gave the daughters hand in marriage [to a man].

READ ALSO: Shadrack Arloo murder: Parliament’s Defence C’ttee to write to West Hills Mall for raw CCTV footage – Affo-Toffey 

By Felix Anim-Appau|