The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation, (PDPPCO) has alleged that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari may have sealed a deal with some Western nations to allow same sex marriage, if elected.
Director of Media and Publicity of the PDPPCO, Femi Fani-Kayode, made the claim at a news briefing yesterday in Abuja.
He alleged that Buhari struck the deal with representatives of a number of Western governments during his recent visit to the United Kingdom.
President Goodluck Jonathan had on January 13, 2014 signed into law, Same Sex Prohibition Act, which banned same sex marriage and criminalises homosexual association, societies with penalties of up to 14 years jail term.
The former aviation minister said General Buhari who sought for the assistance and endorsement of his aspiration did not outrightly reject the demand of the Western nation for the repeal of the Same Sex Prohibition Act, if ultimately he wins the presidential race.
Fani-Kayode said:”The second issue we want to touch on today is the shameful proposition that was made to General Buhari by the representatives of a number of Western governments when he was in the UK.
“He had appealed to them for support and to get their endorsement. He had talks with the representatives of at least four Western countries. The leaders of those countries made an offer to General Buhari and we are reliably informed that he has put the offer under consideration.
“The proposition and offer was that if he was prepared to support legislation to allow same sex marriage and if he was prepared to repeal the anti-gay law, they will, in return, endorse, support and fund him, initially covertly and eventually publicly, at the right time.
“Instead of outrightly rejecting these offers and spurning this proposition, to our utter shock and consternation, General Buhari apparently refused to rule it out and has put the matter under consideration.
Meanwhile, Fani-Kayode also alleged that certain APC governors and a former governor were planning to sponsor a documentary on President Jonathan, his wife, Patience and the Petroleum Minister, Mrs. Diezani Allison Madueke, with the evil motive of scandalising their private lives.
He warned the APC against the purported documentary, as he noted that it would be counter-productive to the interest of the party.
“We invited you here today to intimate the Nigerian people, through your esteemed media organisations, about a despicable and wicked agenda that is being orchestrated by the opposition to scandalise, undermine and bring into disrepute our candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan, his wife, the First Lady, Dame Patience, our Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke and other key government functionaries and members of his administration.
“The special operations and intelligence wing of my directorate has been reliably informed that the opposition is planning to air a documentary about the private lives of President Jonathan, the First Lady and the minister,” he said
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