- Koku Anyido has backed Speaker of Parliament over his homosexuality comment
-The NDC man says he fully supports Prof. Mike Ocquaye on his homosexuality stance
The deputy General Secretary of opposition National Democratic Congress NDC), Koku Anyidoho has thrown his weight behind Ghana’s Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Mike Ocquaye for his stance on legalizing of homosexuality in Ghana.
The Speaker of Parliament has over the years maintained that homosexuality is a form of deformity, which when given special attention, can be ‘cured’.
Professor Ocquaye has threatened to resign his job as the head of the legislature should Parliament consider any attempt to legalize homosexuality.
According to him, mental, physical and psychological deficiency, are human limitations which cannot turn into a human right for which homosexuals in anti-gay nations should not be fighting for legalization.
“I wouldn’t dispute that because deformity takes many forms – It can be mental deficiency, physical deficiency, psychological deficiency, whatever deficiency.” Prof Mike Oquaye said on Metro TV’s Good Evening Ghana.
However, the Koku Anyidoho speaking on Accra-based Neat FM, saluted Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye, for making such a bold statement.
The NDC man in his comment insisted that the late President Prof. John Evans Atta Mills was courageous enough to snub similar requests from former UK Prime Minister, David Cameron.
Mr Anyidoho expressed that he is doubtful the President Akufo-Addo's responses will be what Ghanaians look forward to.
“The speaker has struggled to say he won’t because Nana Addo is not being straightforward with the issue and that is why I salute Prof Mike Oquaye for his bold remarks. I’m even sure that is why he has run away to the UK, he is only dodging the question but we all wait to see”, he said.
Currently, the debate on gay rights has become very topical on various platforms as pressure appears to be mounting on Ghana to decriminalize gay rights from the country's constitution.
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