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.
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.