Friday, March 18, 2016

Dummies!...Scottish MPs Action Disgraceful; Mahama Can't Be Coerced To Accept LGBTs!

Fred Agbenyo
Deputy Communications Director of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Fred Agbenyo has lambasted Members of the Scottish Parliament for their "rude" conduct exhibited towards President John Dramani Mahama when Ghana's leader visit the august House..

Some Minority MPs in Scotland's Parliament on Thursday, called on their government to confront President Mahama on Ghana's alleged homosexuality rights. 

Registering their displeasure with Ghana's position on gay rights, some MPs especially Labour members of the Scottish Parliament, reportedly sat on their hands when President Mahama was introduced in the chamber, whiles others stormed out of the House in anger upon arrival of Ghana's President.

They argued the presence of Mr. Mahama was an affront to the gay community in their country since they respect and recognise their rights.

Speaking on Peace FM's Kokrokoo, Fred Agbenyo supported the President's refusal to confront gay issues at Scotland stressing that homosexuality is not part of the Ghanaian culture.

He sent a strong message to the Scottish people to note, unlike them; that Ghana will not be coerced into promoting homosexual acts.

He therefore described the behaviour of the minority members in the Scottish August House as "unacceptable and disgraceful."

The conduct and the attitude of the Minority members of Parliament, I think, is very [very] unacceptable. It’s so disgraceful. I’m very excited that it didn’t frighten President Mahama. It didn’t influence him to say something or accept it. The laws of Ghana; it’s not about what the President Mahama thinks or does not think. It’s about what our law says. So, it’s not really about him. If you demonstrate against him, you’ve done nothing, he stated emphatically. 

Dummies; Crass & Cheap

Meanwhile, respected legal practitioner, Ace Anan Ankomah, who described the Scottish MPs as "dummies", called their action; "crass, low and cheap".

Lordina Mahama (wife, left), President John Dramani Mahama (right), Hanna Tetteh (Foreign Affairs Minister) 
In a facebook post, the clearly riled lawyer wrote "I am going to try to remain restrained in my language.

I feel offended at what some Scottish MPs did or sought to do yesterday. Some TV footage is making rounds on social media. That behavior was cheap, low, crass and not right. The President did not pass the laws on homosexuality. He has no power to repeal them. That power is for parliament.

And for the information of these dummies, those laws were first written in official statues here by the UK, the country to which they, the Scots, technically and happily remain a colony (and they just gleefully voted to remain so).

And, does whoever arranged that part of the trip still have a job this morning?"
Source: Ameyaw Adu Gyamfi /

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