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A group calling itself, Concerned Muslim Youth of Ghana (CMYG), has called on the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to distance himself from President Akufo-Addo's stance on homosexuality.

President Akufo-Addo recently was interviewed on Al Jazeera TV on legalizing same-sex marriage.

According to President Akufo-Addo, 'I don't believe that in Ghana, so far, a sufficiently strong coalition has emerged which is having that impact on public opinion that will say: 'Change it (law), let's then have a new paradigm in Ghana ".

"I grew up in England; I went to school as a young boy in England and I grew up at a time in England when homosexuality was banned there, it was illegal and lived in the period when British politicians thought it was anathema to think changing the law and suddenly the activities of individuals, of groups, a certain awareness, a certain development grew and grew and grew stronger and it forced a change in law. I believe those are the same processes that will bring about changes in our situation", he added.

But in a statement issued on December 1, 2017 by the leadership of Concerned Muslim Youth of Ghana, indicated that President Akufo-Addo's stance on homosexuality is against the values and teachings of Islam hence expected Dr. Bawumia as a Vice President and for that matter a Muslim to come out and declare his stance as to whether he backs the President or not.

According to the group, "We are not only appalled by the responses of the President, we are also scandalised that we have a Muslim Vice President and a Minister for Zongo Development who equally share this position with the President of Ghana".

"For the record, homosexuality is an abomination in Islam and we expect Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and Alhaji Boniface Sadique Abubakar to resist the position of the President, if they are true Muslims who believe in the teachings of the Prophet Mohammed (PBHN)", the statement emphasized.

The group therefore called on Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and Alhaji Boniface Saddique as a matter of urgency distance themselves from the comments of the President or "consider themselves fake Muslims who cannot provide moral leadership for the Muslim youth in Ghana".
Source: Concerned Muslim Youth of Ghana

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