The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has said that homosexuality and lesbianism are deviant lifestyles that belong in the same category as drug dealing and political goonery.
At a press briefing in Accra yesterday, the man who is affectionately called General Mosquito told journalists that a hinting into effect of such lifestyles in any society is signal of social degeneration into dystopia.
“When they begin to rear their heads in your country, you have to be extremely worried,” he said at the NDC Headquarters in Adabraka, a suburb of Accra.
As the General’s take on the issue was provoked by President Akufo-Addo’s hint of his openness to the idea of legalizing the lifestyle that is regarded as abomination in all of Ghanaian culture, he took the opportunity to state the NDC’s position on the issue.
“Though around the world, it is socialist parties that are championing Gay rights the most, we have made it clear that it is a lifestyle that our culture as Ghanaians will not permit. Law must be based on the foundation of the culture of every people,” General Mosquito said.
According to him, gayism is a deviancy that share affinities with drug dealing and political goonery – what has come to be popularly mis-described as political vigilantism. According Mr. Asiedu Nketia, Ghanaians have serious cause to worry because the whole bouquet of deviant behaviors are gaining grounds in Ghana.
He cited the fact that NPP party goon squads, such as Invisible Forces and Delta Forces are openly rampaging in the country and assaulting the pillars of Ghana’s Rule of Law, including the Police, the Military, National Security and even the courts.
While NPP goon squads unleash the reign of terror, huge quantities of cocaine keep getting missing from under the noses of the national security apparatus. It is while the party goon squads run amok and cocaine is being spirited away that President Akufo-Addo granted an interview with the Al-Jazeera and made an overture of his openness to the idea of legalizing homosexuality and lesbianism.
In that Al Jazeera interview, President Akufo-Addo said that a legalization of the queer lifestyle in Ghana is an inevitability that will eventually come to pass. He also threw a challenge to the forces of gayism to pressurize his government more, hinting of his intent to capitulate under such pressure.
The President’s overture, which was departure from a line of resistance that all his predecessors had mounted against gayism, shocked the country and threw Ghanaians into an uproar.
In response to the backlash, communicators of the ruling party have since twisted interpretation to what the President said, claiming he only meant that gayism would only be legalized if the Ghanaian people agreed to it.
But Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketia, the NDC’s General Secretary, yesterday told journalists that he disagrees with tongue-twists by the linguists of the President, saying what the President was clear and that he had invited pressure from the Gay community to pressurize him to pass the law.
“So now, if they (gay people) come and say that you invited us to put pressure and now we have come and we want to hold a press conference, will the President give them chance to hold such a press conference,” General Mosquito asked rhetorically.
He emphasized that homosexuality and lesbianism are deviant behaviors that are symptomatic of dystopias and that they belong in the same bouquet with drug dealing and political goonery. he cited that, Libya, which is now overrun with terrorist, slipped into dystopia which had started in the form of political goonery.
The substantive subject of the media briefing itself was Mr. Asiedu Nketia’s representation of Ghana at the Socialist International Conference in Barcelona Spain.
As one of five Vice Presidents of the SI which is the second most powerful political association in the world, second only to the UN, Mr. Asiedu Nketia had spoken on one of three themes that the SI had addressed in Spain.
The three themes were – “Building The Future With The Left,” which explored the question of why leftist parties have lost power around the world in the past three to four years, “Working For Stability and Peace in a World of Multiple Conflicts,” which explored ways to end political conflict around the world, and, “Promoting Human Responses on Humanitarian crises.”
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/ Saul Paul