Chatham House: I never said I support or approve homosexuality – Oby Ezekwesili


Presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria(ACPN), Oby Ezekwesili has clarified ‘misconceptions’ about her endorsing homosexuality.

The former World Bank vice President, was at the Chatham House recently for a chat,  wherein she was asked by Nigerian gay man, Bisi Alimi, about the discrimination he suffered because of his sexuality in Nigeria.

The ACPN presidential candidate, has however lamented that her response to the question, has now be misconstrued and taken out of context.

In a statement via Twitter, Ezekwesili said as  President of Nigeria, she shall uphold the basic Human Rights of every Nigerian, which in no way equates to approving homosexuality.

See full statement below

Hmmm. So, my response to a question at Chatham House has been misconstrued and now totally taken out of context by some folks.

Bisi Alimi asked me a question on the discrimination he suffered as a Gay Citizen of Nigeria.

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.

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.

Constitutional or civil rights are Rights that are similarly due to Gay people as they are to every other citizen.

Constitutional or Human Rights are not the same thing as or EQUIVALENT to Gay Rights.
For example, on Marriage the Constitution of our country has a definition that can not permit Gay Rights.

As a Christian who has a strong scriptural anchor, I don’t subscribe to the Gay or Lesbian life choice. This was always publicly declared and known by those who follow me including Bisi Alimi who asked me the question at Chatham House.

The post Chatham House: I never said I support or approve homosexuality – Oby Ezekwesili .

Comment Rules Your comments must be more than 10 characters.
Multiple Comments are not allowed on this post.
You should never copy a user's comment. Affected members will be suspended for a week and earnings will be forfeited
Non thought provoking and useful comments such as awwwww, niceee, hehehehehe, hahahaha, congratulations to them etc not allowed.
You should never split one comment into multiple comments,eg A, B, C. He, Said, That.
Comment reply does not attract any earning! You can reply to comments as much as you like though.
Click here to read our Terms of Service


  1. Homosexuality is evil, any president who abduct it brought calamity upon his country and on himself/herself as well. The former president (G.E.J) has shown a good example by not sighing it.

Comments are closed.