President Barack Obama of United States will receive President Buhari on July 20
Project for Human Development (PHD), a Civil Society Organisation, on Sunday urged President Mohammadu Buhari not to listen to the US government on issues of Gay rights, so as to protect the laws and values of Nigeria.
The call was made at a rally in Lagos, against the backdrop of Buhari’s visit to the US on Monday.
The theme of the rally was, “Gay Marriage: Obama, Please Leave Nigeria Alone”.
Buhari will on Monday, July 20, be at Washington DC on a four-day official visit, during which he will hold talks with President Barack Obama and other senior officials of the United States government.
Mr Jerry Okwuosa, Director-General of PHD, said that the rally was to hint Buhari on the fears by Nigerians that Obama might ask him to decriminalise “the Same Sex Prohibition Law of Nigeria”.
According to him, this is a way for the US to promote gay rights, which is a part of America foreign policy. “The US is now the major exporter of gay rights in the world. It has recently pressurised Uganda for a reverse of its anti-gay law.
“Under the influence of the US, Mozambique has recently decriminalized its anti-gay law. At the moment, US is putting pressure on Kenya to legalize gay Marriage.
“President Obama is meeting with President Buhari tomorrow to discuss issues which include security, economy, Ebola and gay marriage legalisation in Nigeria.
“Fear is being entertained that Obama might trade off US assistance to President Buhari’s government with shooting down Goodluck Jonathan’s anti-gay law.
“We are however, urging President Buhari to reject such a trade-off,” he said.
Also speaking, Mr Sonnie Ekwowusi, a director of PHD, noted that the only way to avoid chaos in any society was for the legislature to make laws in accordance with the …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper