Gabby Otchere-Darko, a leading member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has declared his stance on the anti-LGBTQ topic. And he admitted that he is not shy to say he is against it even though his stance doesn’t resonate with that of the majority in the country.
According to him, he took such a bold stance because the bill infringes on the rights of minorities. The Legal Practitioner inserted that Ghanaians are tolerant and that the virtue compels him to defend minorities everywhere he finds himself.
“I am against the anti-gay bill and not shy to say so. I am a proud Ghanaian who cherishes all that is good about our value systems, including tolerance. And I will defend the right of minorities everywhere. I have the courage and a sense of justice to disagree with the majority,” he tweeted.
As expected, his comment triggered a series of insults towards his wall. In fact, it even transcended his boundaries extending to the presidency.
“I’ve always known that your stupidity knows no bounds. May time judge you and your descendants. If at dis ur age and level of education, u still think de anus was made for sex, den ure a dumb idiot and am not shy to say it.” A netizen replied.
I am against the anti-gay bill & not shy to say so. I am a proud Ghanaian who cherishes all that is good about our value systems, including tolerance. And, I will defend the right of minorities everywhere. I have the courage and a sense of justice to disagree with the majority.
— Gabby Otchere-Darko (@GabbyDarko) November 11, 2021
Mr Gabby Otchere-Darko passed this comment following the commencement of the anti-LGBTQ bill public hearing by the 8th Parliament of the Republic of Ghana. The hearing seeks to address Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill.
The hearing, which started on Thursday, has so far seen many conflicting arguments. The conflict has reached the extreme as both proposers and defenders are not ready to give in to lose.
Member of Parliament for the Ningo-Prampram constituency, Sam Nartey George is the one leading the charge for the passage of the bill. Private legal practitioner, Akoto Ampaw and other prominent academics are fervently against it.