Nelson Abudu Baani
Nelson Abudu Baani

The Daboya/Makarigu Member of Parliament who is advocating the stoning to death and hanging of adulterous Ghanaian women has swallowed back his words after days of intense public backlash.

Nelson Abudu Baani
Nelson Abudu Baani

Nelson Abudu Baani suggested that a law be passed to prescribe stoning to death or hanging as punishment for unfaithful wives, but his ?crusade? has not gone down well with women?s rights groups, civil society, and some of his colleague lawmakers.

Although Baani has defended his stance on various media platforms, he backtracked on Monday in an interview with private network?Joy FM.

He said his unconditional apology is to allow the matter to die although he still believes he was ?quoted out of context by citing those Saudi Arabia examples.?

?I was just trying to make some examples like in Saudi Arabia. If what I said, people don?t understand it, I am sorry and I?m not cruel,? Baani stated.

Baani first made the suggestion for the implementation of the Sharia-like law during discussions on the Intestate Succession bill in Parliament Thursday.

Earlier, he had told?Starr News: ?This statement that I made, all the women are against me, lambasting me on other radio stations, but why are they afraid of this thing?

?Why are they afraid that if you cheat on your husband you should be stoned or [hanged] to death, why are they afraid?? he questioned.

??That?s my opinion?I just want punishment for women who will be adulterous?so if other people have any type of punishment, they should bring it?,? he said.



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