Donald Duke promises protection of LGBT community from Nigerian law

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Former governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke has said that he would ensure that gays in society have full protection of the law. He disclosed this in a recent interview with Falz and Laila on the viral show ‘On The Couch’.

The 2019 presidential hopeful said: “I think we are an under-performing and under-achieving nation and the basis of our problem is poor leadership”.

On the contentious issue of the LGBT, especially in Nigeria, the former governor said he would not criminalise them.

He said, “I don’t understand the emotional feelings a gay person would have toward someone of their sexuality.

“I don’t understand it. But I would not criminalise them. I would ensure that they have the protection of the law.”

However, Duke said that, should they “exhibit their sexuality, then that’s an affront on the current norms of society.”

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