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NDC MP Threatens to Sue President Akufo-Addo Over Anti-Gay Bill

Rockson Dafeamekpor Ready to Pursue Legal Action if President Fails to Sign Bill.

Rockson Dafeamekpor, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for South Dayi, has threatened to sue President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo if he fails to sign the anti-gay bill into law.

In an interview on JoyNews’ AM Show, Mr. Dafeamekpor emphasized his commitment to seeing the bill enacted, stating that he is prepared to take the matter to the Supreme Court to compel the President to fulfill his constitutional duties.

“As soon as we remit this to his office, time will begin to count and after 14 days if he doesn’t exercise responsibility, I’m going back to the Supreme Court to compel him to perform his constitutional function. I will sue the President,” he said.

Mr. Dafeamekpor also commented on Richard Dela Sky’s lawsuit against Parliament concerning the passage of the Anti-LGBTQ bill, stating that it is destined to fail since the bill has not yet become law.

“It will fail because the law is very definite on such a matter. My position is grounded in law and I am confident of this. I expect the Supreme Court to throw it away. The Bill is not yet a law. It is part of a calculated agenda to delay it,” he added.

The bill, which was unanimously passed by legislators on February 28, 2024, has sparked controversy, with pressure mounting on President Akufo-Addo from Members of Parliament to sign it into law.