January 28, 2012

The Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Mike Ocquaye, has challenged African leaders to remain resolute and should not give in to pressure from the West to legalise homosexuality on the continent.

The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon over the weekend called on African leaders to respect gay rights in their respective countries. This was at the African Union Summit at Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.

His call comes a few months after UK Premier, David Cameron, threatened to withdraw aid to anti-gay African countries.

Speaking to Citi News, Prof Ocquaye noted that the incessant calls by the West for the legalisation of homosexuality on the continent amounts to bastardisation and attempts to re-introduce slavery.

He indicated that “it is a very concerted effort that must be resisted. This people are making money out of certain situations and if we don’t take care, it is going to be a new form of slavery. ”

Prof. Ocquaye added: “They would take our young people from here, sodomise them in Europe and other places and when they have destroyed their humanity, they’d send them back.

“If these people are really interested in certain rights, what are they doing about Kwashiorkor rights? Do they know what Kwashiorkor does to our people here? ”

“What are they doing about Sickle Cell Disease and Children’s Rights, what are they doing about AIDS which in fact in a way they brought, which is causing us a lot of problems? ” he stated.