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Check out Sam George’s reaction to Wulormo child marriage brouhaha

The Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Sam George, has found himself under criticism in the midst of the Gborbu Wulormo child marriage controversy, with some questioning his silence on the issue while advocating for an anti-LGBT+ Bill.

A circulated quote attributed to Sam George regarding the child marriage issue prompted him to dismiss it as a smear campaign orchestrated by activists from the ruling party.

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Denouncing the quote, Sam George clarified that he had not given any interviews to Obonu TV in over four years and had no familial connections to Nungua, where the incident took place.

In response to queries about the child marriage, Sam George urged relevant state authorities, especially the gender minister, to take decisive action.

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Meanwhile, the police announced that they were providing protection to the 12-year-old girl and her mother, allegedly involved in the marriage, with support from the Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Protection.

The traditional marriage between a 63-year-old man and a 12-year-old girl sparked widespread outrage, leading to calls for the arrest of the Gborbu Wulormo.

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Despite criticisms, traditional authorities defended the marriage, citing customs and traditions, although Ghanaian law expressly prohibits marriages involving individuals below 18 years old.

The quote read: “The Wulormo did nothing wrong, consent marriage is no crime,” with the post identifying the Wulormo as an uncle of the lawmaker.

“I hope all ‘peace loving’ Ghanaians are watching on as the useless @NPP4All minions in a headless craze keep churning out lies almost on a daily basis as part of their mis(dis)information campaign aimed at smearing my reputation.

“I am told this is aimed to turn the public support for our Family Values Bill before the President. It is amateurish, senile and simply silky to think you can sink me with these unintelligent lies.

“I have NOT granted any interview to Obonu TV in over 4 years. I have absolutely no familial connection to Nungua or anyone from Nungua. I am proudly from Ningo,” his post read in part.

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