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Mahama Calls on Akufo-Addo to Seek Council of State’s Guidance on Anti-LGBTQ Bill

Former President John Dramani Mahama has criticized President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s approach to the anti-LGBTQ bill, urging him to consult the Council of State for guidance.

Speaking at a meeting with clergy and imams in Nelerigu, in the North East Region, Mr. Mahama described President Akufo-Addo’s decision not to assent to the bill as undemocratic and incorrect.

He suggested that the President could refer the bill to the Council of State for review, stating, “The president can refer the bill to the Council of State and say that look, I have received this bill from Parliament and I want you to take a look at it and advise me about this bill.”

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Mr. Mahama emphasized the importance of following constitutional procedures, noting that Parliament’s presentation of the bill to the President is a constitutional action that should not be hindered by other legal actions.

He explained, “The Constitution says that Parliament shall present the bill to the President.

It is a constitutional action. And the fact that somebody has filed an interlocutory motion in the Supreme Court does not stop the Parliament from presenting the bill.”

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