ANTI-GAY LAW: Nigeria Accuses Western Nations of ‘Double Standards’

The Federal Government has accused the U.S.A., the U.K., and some other Western nations of double standards over a new law banning same-sex marriages in the country.

viola-onwuliriThe Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Viola Onwuliri, made this statement in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on the sidelines of the just concluded AU summit.

She said such criticisms stem from the “double standards” of the West. According to her, President Jonathan signed the law in the interest of Nigerians and democracy.

“What happened in Nigeria is democracy in action and it will really be unfortunate that people who are talking about democracy when they now see democracy work, they want us to go against democracy.

“Is democracy for pick and choose? When it suits them they want us to do good governance and democracy, but when it does not suit them they want us to go against the democracy that has been put in place.

“The National Assembly took a decision, the National Assembly is the face of democracy in Nigeria, they are the representatives of the people, they form the voice of the people and they have spoken,”she said.

It would be recalled that the European Union, Canada and the United States of America have criticised the new law, saying it negates the fundamental human rights of individuals enshrined in the Nigeria Constitution.

 

 

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  • That is precisely why they are against Jonathan and Nigeria. They have sufficiently demonstrated it, from refusal to give aids, especially the anti ebola drug, boko haram and now 2015 elections. They will fail woefully. With Jonathan, Nigeria is back on course again. No gate of hell and its axis can prevail against her.

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