Founder and leader of the All People’s Congress (APC) Hassan Ayariga says his respect for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has “reduced” due to an answer he gave to a question about homosexuality.
In an Al Jazeera interview on Sunday, November 26, President Akufo-Addo expressed fears that activism on homosexuality will rise in Ghana just like it did in developed countries some years ago.
“I think it is something that is bound to happen like elsewhere in the world,” he said on Talk To Al Jazeera.
But he added that “it is not so far a matter which is on the agenda”.
Addressing journalists in Accra on Tuesday, Mr Ayariga alleged that Ghana’s president has incurred the displeasure of many of his colleague heads of state on the continent.
“Many African leaders are not happy with that comment,” he stated.
He said the “Number One gentleman” has brought ignominy on the country with that comment.
“What was he thinking? Was he sleeping when he was asked that question? Or his PRO did not ‘educate’ him well on that particular issue?
“I had a lot of respect for the president but with that comment I have reduced my respect for him…and I stand by it.”