A former Minister of Education and Presidential Candidate, Oby Ezekwesili, has declared that she would grant members of the gay community equal rights and opportunities if elected President in 2019 even though she does not support the practice of homosexuality.
Ezekwesili disclosed this via her Twitter handle while explaining her stance to Nigerian gay-rights activist, Bisi Alimi at Chatham House in London recently.
See her tweets and a video of the exchange below:
@bisialimi asked me a question on the discrimination he suffered as a Gay Citizen of Nigeria.— Oby Ezekwesili (@obyezeks) December 7, 2018
I responded that as President of Nigeria I shall uphold the basic Human Rights of every Nigerian which our #ProjectRescueNigeriaManifesto does indeed express as Equality of Opportunity. pic.twitter.com/jmo9BCTHUl
This in no way equates or translates to me supporting or approving Gay Rights. It appears that some people are genuinely confusing Constitutional Rights due to every one regardless of their sexual orientation as Gay Rights. That is not correct.— Oby Ezekwesili (@obyezeks) December 7, 2018