The Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has reacted to a throwback video of his running mate, Yusuf Baba-Ahmed, calling for the killing of LGBTQ members. Baba-Ahmed was a Senator when the anti-gay bill was being considered in the Nigerian Senate. While making his own contribution during plenary in 2014, Baba-Ahmed opined that such ”elements” should be killed in the society.
”Actually such elements in the society should be killed” he said Shortly after he was announced as Peter Obi’s running mate, Nigerians dug up the video of Baba-Ahmed calling for the elimination of gays. In a recent interview with a radio station, Peter Obi was asked to react to his running mate’s comment which some people found distasteful. He said; ” 2014 to today is about eight years.
But that not withstanding, we all have made comments that we believe in and it is allowed. I for one is tolerant of people’s views and their lifestyle. This is me. As long as it doesn’t affect my interest. For me, we jave more critical issues to deal with Today and that is what I will be concentrating on” Watch the video here