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The NDC supports Mahama’s position on LGBTQ+ – Sam George declares

The National Democratic Congress (NDC), according to Samuel Nartey George, the Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, supports John Dramani Mahama, the party’s flagbearer, on LGBTQ+ matters.

Speaking on the subject on Wednesday, January 31, during a breakfast meeting with the Koforidua clergy, Mr. Mahama emphasized the natural order of creation and said that same-sex marriages are against his beliefs.

Umaru Sanda Amadu, a vocal member of parliament, said in an interview with Eyewitness News on Citi FM that the party’s position on LGBTQ+ issues is reflected in any choice the flagbearer makes.

The NDC supports Mahama’s position on same-sex marriages – Sam George declares

The MP noted that both past and current leadership of the party support the proponents of the anti-gay bill.

“The constitution of the NDC states that when we have a flagbearer or president, he assumes leadership of the party. So, when the former president speaks today, he stated that his opinion is personal. I believe that also reflects, to a large extent, the position of the party.”

“If I consider the behaviour of the party in Parliament and the direction that the Minority caucus, the NDC group, has received from the leadership of the party, from the time of Hon. Haruna Iddrisu [former Minority Leader] to Dr. Ato Cassiel Forson [Minority Leader], I believe it is safe to assume that this is the position of the NDC on this matter,” Sam George stated.

He indicated that the bill on the promotion of proper human sexual rights and Ghanaian family values, also known as the anti-gay bill, is currently at the 60% consideration stage.

The MP for Ningo-Prampram expressed hope that the bill will eventually pass.

“We are almost 60% through the consideration process. Hopefully, in another two weeks of parliamentary work when we resume, we should complete consideration. The real work is where we are now, and I believe in another two weeks, we will be done.”

The bill, which aims to criminalize LGBT activities, has sparked controversy since its introduction in Parliament by Samuel George and some other lawmakers.

Although the Speaker, Alban Bagbin, assured that the anti-gay bill would be passed before the house adjourned for the Christmas break, it was unable to conclude the clause-by-clause amendments of the bill at the consideration stage.

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