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Respect the constitution by assenting to anti-LGBTQ bill – Catholic Bishops Conference tells Akufo-Addo

Reverend Father Clement Kwasi Adjei, the Secretary General of the Catholic Bishops Conference, has urged President Akufo-Addo to reexamine his choice not to consent to the as of late passed Human Sexual Freedoms and Family Values Bill, prevalently known as the anti-LGBTQ+ bill.

Talking on JoyNews' PM Express, the priest contended that the administration's letter to Parliament, training them not to communicate the bill to the administration, negates the laid out established process wherein all regulations sanctioned by Parliament should be sent to the administration for thought.

He reaffirmed to the president his promise to uphold the country's constitution. In spite of this, the administration's letter addressed to Parliament on Tuesday refered to the affirmation of two forthcoming applications for a request for interlocutory order under the steady gaze of the High Court as the reason for the choice.

Reverend Father Adjei called for a dialogue between religious organizations and the president to address the apparent deviation from constitutional norms, expressing his dismay over the recent events. "Ghana's supreme law is the constitution, and for the sake of its inconsistency, any law that is inconsistent with any provision in the constitution is null and void."

So, how are you supposed to write a letter to parliament urging it not to forward the bill to the president? The constitution should be viewed as the incomparable law of the country. Additionally, any law passed by parliament must be sent to the presidency under that constitution, he informed the host Aisha Ibrahim.

Pressures among MPs have raised since Parliament gotten the letter from the administration. Parliament suspended the thought of the designation of Priests and Delegate Pastors of State by President Akufo-Addo, which has all the earmarks of being a retaliatory move by the Speaker over the president's situation on the dubious bill.

Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, expressed that the lawmaking body couldn't endorse the President's nominees because of an interlocutory order documented at the High Court by MP for South Dayi, Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor.


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