Francis Sosu is being foolishly courageous on LGBTGI bill – Ras Mubarak

Former Member of Parliament for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak has flayed Francis Xavier Sosu, Member of Parliament for Madina for his stance on homosexuality in Ghana.

Ras Mubarak

According to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) member, his colleague’s recent outburst on the issue is a disservice to his constituents.

Mr. Sosu is quoted to have said that the views of the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin on LGBTQI issues is his personal view and not of all parliamentarians.

"He is an astute lawyer, lawmaker before rising to become a speaker, and so absolutely I respect his views, I respect what he stands for as far as this piece of legislation is concerned.

“However, the speaker alone does not pass laws, the speaker relies on the representation of the people and that is why we are all here. I believe what the speaker said are his personal views and how he feels about this piece of legislation,” he added.

He is however quick to admit that the support of the speaker gives the bill some gravitas: “Of course what he feels … is going to either promote what we call the popular sentiment of Ghanaians when it comes to issues of gay rights.”

But to the Ras Mubarak, the above views is detrimental to a conservative constituency like Madina which Sosu represents.

"The Madina MP is courageous, but foolishly courageous. He’s in Parlaiment representing the people of Madina. If he’s minded, majority of the people he represents are very opposed to the things he seeks to defend.

"His is a lost cause and quite sad he’s not putting his constituents first. And for the record, I had called Sosu on Friday and Saturday to see if what had been attributed to him in the last 3days is true, but got no response," Mubarak wrote.

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