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Anti-Gay Bill: Akufo-Addo will go down as a great leader who hastened slowly to get it right once — Richard Ahiagbah

Anti-Gay Bill: Akufo-Addo will go down as a great leader who hastened slowly to get it right once — Richard Ahiagbah
05.03.2024 LISTEN

Richard Ahiagbah, National Communications Director of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), has lauded President Nana Akufo-Addo's decision to withhold the signing of the controversial anti-LGBTQ+ bill.

In a social media post on Tuesday, March 5, Ahiagbah said Akufo-Addo "will go down as a great leader who hastened slowly to get it right once."

He commended the President for finding "the delicate balance to maintain cohesion in society, especially on a fundamental issue such as the anti-LGBTQ+ Bill."

Akufo-Addo stated on Monday that he will not sign the bill, titled Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021 into law until the pending Supreme Court challenge against the Bill is settled.

According to Ahiagbah, navigating sensitive social matters like this bill "is an art that distinguishes great leaders from ordinary ones."

According to the ruling party’s spokesperson, Akufo-Addo's decision shows leadership mastery and a commitment to upholding the rule of law.

The bill was passed on Wednesday, February 28, in a unanimous voice vote by Parliament and it currently awaiting presidential assent before it can be put to use.

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