Thursday, 12 March 2015

Buhari To Legalize Same Sex Marriage in Nigeria

The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation has accused Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress [APC] , Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) of having caved in to the demand of some western countries for the reversal of the Nigeria’s anti-same sex bill if elected President.
The Director of Media and Publicity of the PDPPCO, Femi Fani-Kayode stated this Wednesday.
He said when Buhari was in the United Kingdom for about 10 days, leaders of four western nations met with him and for their support, he promised to take another look at the anti-same sex bill.
He said a shamful proposition was,“...made to General Muhammadu Buhari by the representatives of a number of western governments when he was in the United Kingdom for a prolonged stay. He had appealed to them for support and to get their endorsement. He had talks with the representatives of at least four western countries. The leaders of those countries made an offer to General Muhammadu Buhari and we are reliably informed that he has put the offer under consideration.
“The proposition and offer was that if he was prepared to support legislation in Nigeria to allow same sex marriage and if he was prepared to repeal the anti-gay laws in Nigeria they will, in return, endorse, support and fund him, initially covertly and eventually publicly, at the right time.
“Instead of outrightly rejecting these offers and spurning this proposition, to our utter shock and consternation, General Buhari apparently refused to rule it out and has put the matter under consideration. Instead of him to say NO he assured them that he would consider these two things. We believe that this is a matter that ought to be brought to the attention of the Nigerian people as a matter of urgency.
“The APC are so desperate to ensuring that General Buhari becomes the President of this country that they are actually prepared to consider the scrapping of all anti-gay or anti-homosexual legislations and at the same time, endorsing and supporting fresh legislation that would allow same sex marriage in our country. They are considering this despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of the Nigerian people find same sex marriage and, indeed, homosexuality repugnant and unacceptable.
“We are using this occasion to challenge General Buhari to come clean and to tell the Nigerian people whether this is true and whether, in the unlikely event of his being elected President, he is seriously considering scrapping the anti-homosexual laws in our country and pushing through new legislation which would allow same sex marriage."
Raising the alarm on a documentary on the private lives of some high ranking government officials who belong to the PDP, Fani Kayode said the documentary was being sponsored by some chieftains of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
He said the targets are, President Goodluck Jonathan; his wife and First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan; and the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Deziani Alison-Madueke.
“Our response to this initiative is one of utter repugnance. APC has degenerated to such a point that in response to legitimate questions that were raised about the record in public office of their Presidential candidate, Gen Muhammadu Buhari and their de facto leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, in two major and widely viewed documentaries, the only recourse they have is to try to humiliate, shame and disgrace our presidential candidate by making the most baseless and scandalous accusations about his private life.
“The truth is that this shameful course of action will not work and we shall not be distracted. Neither will we lose any sleep over it. We are, however, by this press conference, sending a clear signal to the three APC leaders that are funding and spearheading this initiative that it will not in any way serve the interest of their party or the interest of their Presidential candidate if they insist on treading that path or toeing that deplorable line.
“In the event of them insisting on treading this dangerous and dishonorable course, we reserve the right to respond fully and use all legitimate means to expose the inherent evil that these three individuals habitually and continuously manifest in both their private lives and whilst in public office.
“The truth is that they can say what they like about President Goodluck Jonathan, his family members and those close to him but one thing they cannot say is that, unlike one of the three individuals that is behind this disgraceful initiative, President Jonathan does not show an unhealthy interest in the affairs of little boys and he does not indulge in gross and perverse intimate acts with them in his spare time in an obscene, indecent, shameful and completely unacceptable manner.
“They can say whatever they like about our candidate but, unlike one of the three individuals that are behind this reprehensible initiative, it is not President Goodluck Jonathan that ended up eloping with and eventually marrying the house girl of his former leader.
“They can say whatever they like about President Jonathan but it is not our President who drove his own father into political oblivion, broke the poor man’s heart and sent him to an early grave in pain, tears, defeat and shame. Presidential Jonathan did not do any of these things. It is those that have insisted on engaging in this shameful and repugnant initiative that have done these things.
“They know who they are and, for now, we need not mention their names.
At the appropriate time, we shall mention names and expose every aspect of the sordid life styles of these individuals and at that time the Nigerian people will judge for themselves,” he said.
M.D. Lawal



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