Nigerian homosexual rights activist, Bisi Alimi, has slammed the presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Get together of Nigeria (ACPN), Oby Ezekwesili, over her stance on homosexuality.
Alimi stated Ezekwesili can’t use faith to rule Nigeria.
The presidential candidate had on Friday tweeted that though she doesn’t help homosexuality, she would give everybody together with gays and lesbians, equal alternative if she is elected as President in 2019.
She wrote: “So, my response to a query at Chatham Home has been misconstrued and completely taken out of context by some people.
“Bisi Alimi requested me a query on the discrimination he suffered as a homosexual citizen of Nigeria. I responded that as president of Nigeria, I shall uphold the fundamental human rights of each Nigerian.
“This on no account equates or interprets to me supporting or approving homosexual rights. It seems that some individuals are genuinely complicated constitutional rights as a consequence of everybody no matter their social orientation as homosexual rights. That isn’t appropriate.”
However in a swift response to Ezekwesili’s tweets, Bisi wrote: “When a frontrunner of a rustic of 180m folks with a possible of 18-20m of them being LGBT go on social media to make this assertion, it ought to take us to a spot of reflection.
“Sexuality just isn’t a alternative, religion is. Nobody is born Christian, Muslim or the rest however at beginning all of us have sexuality and in case you suppose being homosexual is a alternative, then so is being straight.
“You can’t use your faith to rule a secular state.”