A recent Twitter by Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, President Akufo Addo’s cousin and chief advisor has sparked accusations that he is actively responsible for pushing the contentious Lesbians, Gays Bisexuals, Transgenders, Queer and Intersexual (LGBTQI) agenda in Ghana.
According to Elikem E. Kotoko, a communications executive of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), there are reports that Mr. Otchere-Darko is a bisexual, hence his subliminals in the raging LGBTQI debate in Ghana.
Earlier today, Mr. Otchere-Darko had posted on his Twitter that: “You don’t have to be pro-gay to appreciate their situation. You only have to be human. Let us be careful and not generate an intense hate campaign against homosexuals. You can speak for the law and ‘culture’ minus hate. Hate sucks.”
However, Mr. Elikem quickly countered Gabby, saying his statement was a “subtle pro-homosexual agenda” because there are reports that he [Gabby] was bisexual, meaning he has a male sex partner as well as having a wife.
“Rumours have it that you are bisexual yourself, it is the reason you are on this subtle pro-homosexual agenda. Pls our culture frowns on it and it has nothing to do with humans left or right. If your dada had slept with another man, tell me where you would have been…”
Ghana has been gripped with an intense debate about a sudden rise in LGBTQ advocacy for legalisation following pressure from the new American President, Joe Biden, who is threatening to tie aid to countries’ legalisation of LGBTQ and same-sex marriage.
Not long after this LGBTQ diplomacy from Biden, the Australian Ambassador to Ghana, Andrew Barnes and some diplomats inaugurated an LGBTQ headquarters in Accra, despite such advocacy being regarded as criminal in Ghana.
Subsequently, the European Union pledged to support activities of the LGBTQI community in Ghana in blatant disregard for Ghanaian laws, sparking anger from the general public who have a strong aversion for the institutionalisation of LGBTQI in Ghana.
Critics have noted that the LGBTQI lobbyists have created a false narrative that homosexuals were under attack in Ghana, yet the Ghanaian society, like most African traditional societies have lived with homosexuals for thousands of years without much drama.
There have been some isolated cases where homosexuals have been assaulted in Ghana, but many of the incidents were either borne out of unsolicited sexual advances or criminal mob action by citizens who perceived a group of people to have been engaging in homosexual activities.
Whatsup News has gathered that Ghanaians are not necessarily against homosexuality, but are against its institutionalisation such that it will allow homosexuals to openly marry.
Others also fear that institutionalising LGBTQI means setting the country up for institutionalising more abhorrent sexual predatory behaviours such as paedophilia, bestiality and incest.
Already, religious organisations and traditional authorities have issued strong warnings at the Akufo Addo administration not to give in to Western Pressure on LGBTQI.
The Member of Parliament for Bawku Central Mahama Ayariga holds a hardliner stance against homosexuality legalisation, saying its advocacy breaches the constitution of Ghana.
According to him, people who own up to being homosexuals in the country must be identified and face prosecutions.
“They don’t have the right to practice gay or lesbianism so they can’t say their rights have been violated. You don’t have the right to be gay or lesbians in Ghana,” Mr. Ayariga said on GHOne TV Tuesday.