The Spokesperson of the peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential campaign organisation, Femi Fani-Kayode on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 alleged that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has held meetings with four western countries, assuring them of his readiness to rescind the anti-gay law currently applicable in the country.
Speaking via a press conference in Abuja, Fani-Kayode said General Buhari accented to the proposition during his recent visit to the United Kingdom.
In Fani-Kayode’s words: “He had talks with the representatives of at least four western countries. The leaders of those countries made an offer to General Muhammadu 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 in Nigeria to allow same sex marriage and if he was prepared to repeal the anti-gay laws in Nigeria they will, in return, endorse, support and fund him, initially covertly and eventually publicly, at the right time.
“Instead of him to say NO he assured them that he would consider these two things.
“We believe that this is a matter that ought to be brought to the attention of the Nigerian people as a matter of urgency.
“They are considering this despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of the Nigerian people find same sex marriage and, indeed, homosexuality repugnant and unacceptable.
“We are using this occasion to challenge General Buhari to come clean and to tell the Nigerian people whether this is true and whether, in the unlikely event of his being elected President, he is seriously considering scrapping the anti-homosexual laws in our country and pushing through new legislation which would allow same sex marriage.”