What Buhari told US Parliament about gay marriage

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, on the third day of his official visit to the United States of America, on Wednesday, refused to shift position on the nation’s stance against same-sex marriage.

According to posts on the twitter handle of Femi Adesina, Special Adviser (Media and Publicity) to the president, on Wednesday, in an apparent effort to get Nigeria to  abandon its anti-gay stance, the matter had been raised during a meeting of the president with the joint Committees of Senate and House of Representatives in Washington D.C.

However, Buhari was resolute on the position of Nigeria not to accommodate the behaviour considered unAfrican.

He was said to have explained that the practice was against the cultural and family values of the country.

According to Adesina’s twitter posts: “Talks shifted to another matter once PMB (Buhari) emphatically stated Nigeria’s stand on same-sex marriage. The issue was not pushed.

“The same-sex marriage issue came up at the joint session of Senate and House Committees on Foreign Relations, not in direct talks with Obama.”

Credits: Tribune

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