The Former President of Ghana and the leader for the opposing NDC Party, John Dramani Mahama has expressed his Anti-LGBTQ stance ahead of the December elections.
During a meeting with members of the clergy in eastern Ghana, the former president said gay marriage and being transgender were against his Christian beliefs.
“The faith I have will not allow me to accept a man marrying a man, and a woman marrying a woman,” Mahama said while responding to a church leader’s call against LGBTQ+ people.
“I don’t believe that anybody can get up and say I feel like a man although I was born a woman and so I will change and become a man,” he added.
Mahama, however, did not say whether he would sign the bill that would criminalize same-sex relations, being transgender, and advocating LGBTQ rights, should he win the December elections.
Lawmakers in the West African nation have been debating the Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill since August 2021.
Possing the bill would further reduce freedoms in a country where gay sex is already punishable with up to three years in jail, critics and activists say.