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Donald Duke clears the air on his views on Gay Rights



Donald Duke clears the air on his views on Gay Rights | BellaNaija

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People around the world are calling for equal rights for all, a movement which has also been taken up by the Nigerian youth.

2019 presidential aspirant Donald Duke had been reported to have promised legal protection for LGBT people in Nigeria while interviewing on the show “On the Couch with Falz & Laila.”

The former Cross River State Governor had been quoted to have said:

I don’t understand their sexuality, but I will not criminalise them. I will ensure that they have the protection of the law.

Donald Duke has however released a statement clarifying this.

“Homosexuality is a crime in Nigeria and ought to remain so,” Duke said, but he “would not go seeking homosexuals for prosecution.”

See his full statement:

Photo Credit: @Donald_Duke


  1. Stephen

    September 2, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    Change of stand all for selfish reason
    Leaderless country with lifeless president.

  2. Udegbunam Chukwudi

    September 2, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    Ehen, now we are talking. We are back to regular programming! I come dey wonder no be Naija we dey again. SMH

  3. Youandme

    September 3, 2018 at 5:43 am

    He is wearing an Apple Watch

  4. Tumininu

    September 3, 2018 at 6:20 am

    Blah! blah! blah!……just chatting pile of beans. See how he just modified his statement lol English is sweet to speak. Loool

  5. Confuzzled

    September 3, 2018 at 8:51 am


  6. Amaka

    September 3, 2018 at 9:44 am

    He’s talking out of both sides of his mouth..anything to get elected …

  7. Cocoa

    September 3, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    This is why you should just say what you mean ad mean what you say..NO APOLOGIES.
    At least you wont be accused of double- mindedness.

    In other words..he believes as God says that homosexuality is an abomination….he also believes you should obey the law of the land in which you reside. However, he would much rather you REPENT and TURN BACK TO GOD than end up in jail. He knows this is not an issue jail nor violence can resolve nor reform.

    These are some peoples STRUGGLE….but God’s grace is SUFFICIENT ENOUGH to fight against the desires of the flesh. I sincerely pray that any of you going through this struggle will UTILIZE your VICTORY IN JESUS, Amen.

  8. keke driver

    September 3, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    You just lost a vote sir.

  9. Nnenne

    September 3, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    Nigerians should stop copying.
    We have a culture of lagacy and continuity, hence procreation is very important, especially for Igbo culture.
    Hence, a typical Igboman never leaves his homeland even in death.
    Europeans are different and that’s why anywhere is home for them. Wherever you are born, remains your home forever.
    Procreation , gender,therefore means nothing to them. Gay makes no difference to them.
    Let them hold on to their culture and Iwe will hold on to ours ,just as Jewish people despite their years in exile have held on to theirs.
    I Am 100% WITH DONALD DUKE! He just gained votes.
    The lineage must continue.
    # adoption should not REPLACE procreation. We need men and women to make babies. Keep the science project out of Nigeria. TKe it to places where it thrives.
    #Keep the ancestral spirits burning.

  10. by_stander

    September 3, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    Ladies and gentlemen, The man is a Lawyer.

    That’s literally all you need to know at this point.

  11. Xo

    September 3, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    Pls keep your
    Vote your Buhari.

    What do Nigerians really want? Does your president have to agree with you on every issue?
    Someone says they don’t believe in gay rights you let loose on them. Better look at the more pertinent issues . he did not make that law. If you want it changed get your lawmakers to do so.

    • Smh

      September 3, 2018 at 8:18 pm

      Thank you oh. Gay ko, gay ni. That was all the yeye hosts kept hammering on, in the midst of all the myriad of issues facing Nigeria. Borrow borrow copy copy. That’s all Nigerians know.

    • by_stander

      September 4, 2018 at 1:38 pm

      It will suffice to say that your comment is prove that the average mental capacity to fix problems in a N20k minimum wage economy isn’t available if it already carries the label.

      I guess you would be glad to also know there is a “Chartered Institute of Entrepreneurship (Establishment)” Bill in the works or should i say passed.

      first they came of the inalienable rights of the gays, you said nothing…..(LOL!!!)

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