The Presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Oby Ezekwesili has disclosed what her stand would be on issues concerning homosexuality in Nigeria when elected as the President of the Country.
During an interactive session in the United Kingdom on a TV programme ‘Chatham House’, Oby said her government will give everyone including Gays and Lesbians T equal opportunities.
“I absolutely believe in the fact that everyone is entitled to equal opportunity. So, at the realm of public policy, it wouldn’t matter to me what your belief is…it’s basically the fact that equality of opportunity will define my time in government. I believe that equality of opportunity offers everyone the right to live. It offers everyone the right to aspire. That will definitely be the way that I will run the government that I shall lead,” she said.
Nigeria still has the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act, which sentences anyone who enters into a gay marriage to a 14-year jail sentence.