I'll support lesbian, gay rights if elected president: Ezekwesili
The presidential candidate of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Dr Oby Ezekwesili, has promised to support the rights of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT) community if voted as Nigeria's president in 2019.
According to a report by online platform, The Whistler, Ekewesili made this known while delivering a speech on Monday at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, otherwise known as Chatham House, in the United Kingdom.
The APCN candidate, who is a former Vice-President of the World Bank Africa division, made the revelation while fielding a question by a Nigerian gay right activist, Bisi Alimi.
Alimi had suggested that Ezekwesili will discriminate against the LGBT community because of her Christian faith, but the presidential aspirant said she will ensure everyone is treated equally.