Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, reacts to throwback video of his running mate, Yusuf Baba-Ahmed, calling for the killing of LGBTQ members

In response to a vintage video in which his running companion, Yusuf Baba-Ahmed, called for the murder of LGBTQ people, the Labour Party’s Peter Obi responded.

When the anti-gay measure in Nigeria was being discussed, Baba-Ahmed was a senator. In 2014, during the plenary, Baba-Ahmed shared his own viewpoint and suggested that such “elements” in society should be eliminated.

”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”

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