The Nigeria former President Goodluck Jonathan has lamented on the claim by the former Prime Minister of the U.K, David Cameron, stating that Cameron kicked against him because he rejected to sign same sex Marriage Bill into law.
This was revealed by Jonathan while reacting to claims by Cameron that Goodluck breached United Kingdom troops from rescuing some of the two hundred and twenty seven chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram in Borno State.
Recently published memoir by Cameron titled, ‘’For the Record’’, claimed that a team of soldiers from the United Kingdom had located some of the Chibok girls but due to the incoherency activities of the President, Goodluck Jonathan, keeps hindering the troops from discharging their assigned duties.
Nigeria Former president responded, stating that the claims by the U.K prime minister is fallacy.
I had been under severe pressure by the U.K prime minister, Cameroon to pass into law Same-sex marriage law in Nigeria.
I took an oath with the Holy bible to advance Nigeria interest in a way to glorify God and No foreign power can change/manipulate that, Jonathan Said.
On the 13th day of January, 2014, I made a move to sign into law the Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Bill after the bill had been passed by an overwhelming bipartisan majority of Nigeria’s parliament, in line with the wishes of the Nigerian people.
“This happened shortly after a study of thirty nine nations around the world by the US Pew Research Centre came up with a finding which indicated that ninety eight percent of Nigerians were opposed to the idea of gay marriage.
“Immediately after I took this patriotic action, my government came under almost unbearable pressure from Mr. Cameron, who reached me through envoys, and made subtle and not so subtle threats against me and my government.”
He said meetings were held at the White House and at the Portcullis House in Parliament UK, with the then Nigerian opposition, All Progressives Congress, to disparage him, after he had signed the Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Bill into law.