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25.10.2021 NPP News

Anti-gay bill: Our numbers have reduced from 15 to 8, NPP MPs asked to stay away — Dafeamekpor

Member of Parliament for South Dayi constituency, Rockson-Nelson DafeamekporMember of Parliament for South Dayi constituency, Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor
25.10.2021 LISTEN

Member of Parliament for South Dayi constituency, Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor has alleged that all New Patriotic Party (NPP) members with whom they started the anti-gay crusade have been asked to exit the group.

He said only Hon. Rev. John Ntim Fordjour, Assin South Constituency MP from the NPP side is still with the group.

The South Dayi lawmaker noted that the actions of their colleague MPs from the Majority side question the commitment of the NPP in the fight against the LGBTQI+ in Ghana.

He accused President Akufo-Addo of ‘blowing hot and cold’ on the ongoing LGBTQ+ debate in the country.

"Initially, we were about 15 MPs who were behind the anti-LGBTQ+ Bill, but now, we have been reduced to 8 MPs. All of them were asked to go away and not to sign the bill, but we don't want to do politics with this," he stated.

Speaking on Okay FM's 'Ade Akye Abia' Morning Show, Hon. Dafeamekpor noted that President Akufo-Addo is not straightforward on the LGBTQI+ matter.

According to him, the President has never been able to state explicitly whether he is for or against legalisation of LGBTQ+ in the country.

"The President has not been able to state his position for or against ever since he became President. He said it will never happen under his watch, but has he spoken against what is happening under his watch? He has been blowing hot and cold. When he meets a group that does not support homosexuality then he will say it will not happen under his watch," he asserted.

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