Nigeria: Presidential elections "Vote for me; I too oppose gay marriage"

Anti-gay politics continue in Nigeria, as the presidential campaign of Muhammadu Buhari denied the accusation that Buhari struck a deal with Western nations to repeal Nigeria’s new anti-gay law in exchange for supporting his campaign to unseat President Goodluck Jonathan.

“There is no relationship between General Buhari and any western nation concerning gay marriage and such pervasive orientations that are not in conformity with our cultures and values,” said Olayemi Success, national coordinator of the campaign’s Buhari Volunteer Network.

Buhari will not seek to repeal the Same-Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act, that provides up to 14 years in prison for anyone who enters into a same-sex marriage and up to a 10-year sentence for anyone who attends a same-sex wedding in Nigeria, makes a  “public show of same-sex amorous relationship,” or belongs to a “gay organization.” Read More