- Sam George has clashed with Manasseh Azure over the Australian High Commissioner
- The Commissioner, who is championing gay rights in Ghana, was threatened by Sam George
- Manasseh says Sam George must apologize to the High Commissioner for the threats
The Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Sam George, has waded in a turf war on social media with investigative journalist, Manasseh Azure, over threats he had made to beat the Australian High Commissioner who is advocating LGBTQ rights in Ghana.
Manasseh Azure, responding to the threat by Sam George, took to his Facebook Page and demanded that the Member of Parliament must respect the laws of the land which frowns upon assault or any threat of it on another person let alone a diplomat.
“If the laws of Ghana do not allow homosexuality, those same laws don't allow an MP to threaten to beat up a diplomat or insult them on live TV. Sam George, this is terrible. And it's a disgrace to the people you represent. Apologize to them and the Australian High Commissioner,” Manasseh Azure wrote.
Sam George then rubbished the comments of the journalist, rather condemning him for what he believes to be Manasseh pushing the agenda of LGBTQs in the country.
“For someone who trumpets the fight against corruption, I would assume that you truly love our Country. What part of your culture support homosexuality? What part of your upbringing embraces that act? I would expect better judgement from you,” he fumed.
The Australian High Commissioner to Ghana, Gregory Andrews, has been instrumental in the advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights in Ghana. He earlier commissioned an office space for the Gay Community in Ghana which aroused much tensions causing National Security to shut it down.
Meanwhile, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo stated in what could be described as his strongest position yet on the matter that same-sex marriages will not be legalized under his tenure.
Ghanaians had been engaged in an ongoing discussion on the legalization of same-sex marriage (LGBT rights) in Ghana.
The debate had been triggered after the activities of an LGBTQIA group operating in the country became public knowledge.
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