Acting General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), John Boadu has described the President’s response to the issue of homosexuality on Aljazeera as apt.
According to him, homosexuality is not on the agenda of the Nana Akufo Addo’s administration though it’s a social canker which needs to be dealt with.
Mr Boadu argued that, most Ghanaians have always spoken against the act hence there is no way homosexuality will be made legal.
“Homosexuality is not on our agenda and Nana Addo was not wrong to give such response. There is no doubt that the homosexuality practice happens in this country because it’s a social canker. There are gays and lesbians in this country and they have a place they meet, why don’t the police arrest them” he quizzed.
Pressure is mounting on President Akufo-Addo following an indication given the country’s position on homosexuality act could change if there is strong advocacy.
Speaking to Aljazeera’s Jane Dutton the President Akufo-Addo said the country’s culture and tradition for now does not allow the legalisation of homosexuality but was quick to add that if public opinion changes, the law may just be amended.
“This is a social, cultural issue, 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, let’s now have a new paradigm in Ghana.
A former Minister of Sports in the Mahama-led government claims he has empirical evidence to show that there are homosexuals working at the seat of government, thus, he is not surprised at the president’s stance on the act.
Nii Lante Vandepuye, who refused to mention names of practicing ‘gays and lesbians’ at the Flagstaff Staff House, however warned he will publicly disclose the names of those engaging in the ‘demonic’ act, if dared.
The NDC Member of Parliament for Odododiodoo made the allegation in an interview with JOY NEWS when discussing President Nana Addo’s comment on homosexuality.
But commenting on the issue on Asempa FM’s Ekosi Sen Wednesday, Mr Boadu dared the the former MP to mention names of those involved in the act and stop making baseless allegations.
“Nii Lante should just give us a break because I know gays exist in this country and so many places and so just saying it does not solve the issue but mentioning names so we find a solution for the canker” he said.
He however, assured Ghanaians that making it legal is something which would never happen in the country in the immediate future.