After Pledging his support for the LGBTQ+ community in Ghana Michael Essien loses close to one million followers on Twitter.
The arguments for the LGBTQ community have been for and against since it started.
Some say legalizing homosexuality will be detrimental to the development of the country, while others say the LGBTQ community in Ghana has rights that cannot be ignored.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at a ceremony made it clear that he will not at any time legalize homosexuality in Ghana.
“I have said this before, let me in conclusion stress again, that it will not be under the presidency of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that same-sex marriage will be legal, that same-sex marriage will be legalized in Ghana, it will never happen in my time as President.”
“Let me repeat, it will never happen in my time as President,” President Akufo-Addo stressed.
A number of Ghanaians leaving abroad have written letters to protect the rights of homosexuals in Ghana.
Michael Essien in a social media post said “We see you, we hear you, we support you. Our LGBTQIA plus Community in Ghana,” indicating that Ghana supports equality.
Ghanaians all over the world have all made their displeasure to the post of the football star known by sharing their unreadable comments and unfollowing the football legend on all his social media accounts.
NewsTodayghGh.com visit to Michael Essien’s Twitter page realized the page which was having 1.7 million followers now has 688,000 followers and it keeps reducing by the minute.
The conversation on LGBTQI came to the fore after the community in Ghana illegally secured an office space where they would address issues bothering their members. The office has since been closed down by the National Security.