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NPP’s ‘Break the 8’ Ambition at Risk if Akufo-Addo Signs Anti-LGBTQI Bill – Martin Amidu

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Lawyer and former Special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu has warns that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s ambition for a third consecutive presidential term with the New Patriotic Party (NPP) could be jeopardized if he signs the anti-LGBTQI act into law.

In an article, Amidu asserted that signing the act would be political suicide for President Akufo-Addo. He argues that the President’s close ties with the geopolitical West could be compromised, impacting his ability to win the upcoming General Elections for the NPP although his vice president Dr. Bawumia will lead the party since the current president’s tenure has come to and end. 

Martin Amidu emphasizes that self-preservation is paramount, suggesting that Akufo-Addo will not risk his political reputation and relationships by endorsing the bill.

He further elaborated on Akufo-Addo’s political journey, highlighting his efforts to distance himself from past controversies and align his administration with Western interests. He criticizes Ghana’s political elite and middle class for prioritizing personal interests over national well-being.

The recent passage of the anti-LGBTQI bill by the Ghana’s Parliament has sparked debate. President Akufo-Addo has indicated that he will await a Supreme Court ruling on the bill’s constitutionality before deciding whether to sign it into law.