19th February 2018
ADP Party Leader Brands the NGC as a ‘Gay Party’ but the Coalition Refutes!!
By Ahmed Sesay (18/11/17)
The campaign is getting nasty as claims by the leader of the Alliance Democratic Party that the National Grand Coalition party is gay!
Mr. Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray of ADP recently accused the NGC party of using colours associated with homosexuality, asserting that the coalition led by Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella is indeed gay. (Photo: ADP leader in pink, symbolising his party colour, looking more gayish than the NGC).
At the same time, however, the controversial ADP leader ridiculously defended claims that his ADP party carrying the pink colour is associated with LGBT (lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender) pride activism. It remains to be seen which of the two parties look gay!!
Without mincing words, Mr Kamarainba noted: “Let me tell you today the party in Sierra Leone that is using a colour symbolising gay is the NGC. The rainbow carried by the NGC is the colour of the gay community across the world.
The NGC National Publicity Secretary Imran Sillah has dismissed Kamarainba’s claims saying: "I don’t even know what informs the thought process of Mr. Kamarainba. The rainbow colour of the NGC represents national unity.”
There is no proof that the NGC is receiving funding from LGBT communities across the world but there are indications - given the NGC leader Yumkella’s propensity to boast always that in the local parlance: "de waite man den dae for me,” meaning, the white people are supporting him - that the NGC might be sympathetic to gayism.
Reports making the rounds in LGBT circles on social media are suggesting that NGC is allegedly wooing the support of homosexuals, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender activists on condition that he would lobby the Sierra Leone Parliament to pass into law an Act to protect, promote and cater for the welfare of homosexuals, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people in the country.
"Reports across the world show that any country which protects and promotes the rights of homosexuals and gays would develop rapidly,” the NGC leader is reported to have said in response to those in doubt of the LGBT campaign.
Political analysts have described such purported statements in support of the LGBT community as a worrying development in the nation’s political landscape. "Some big countries in the west won’t hesitate to pump millions of dollars into a small economy like Sierra Leone once the country adopts a legislation that protects and promotes the rights of LGBT activists,” a lecturer at Limkokwing University said.
A local headman from Waterloo at the outskirts of Freetown said this is a threat to the traditions and cultures of the people of Sierra Leone and therefore must be resisted at all cost.