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“Doyin Okupe supported anti-gay law in 2014, now his son is gay” – Pamela Adie says

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Nigerian LGBT rights activist, Pamela Adie has reacted to the news of the son of former presidential spokesperson, Doyin Okupe, coming out as gay.

Doyin Okupe supported anti-gay law in 2014, now his son is gay - Pamela Adie

Bolu, one of the sons of the former presidential aide came out as gay. Sharing a photo of himself in a LGBTQ flag, and a rainbow shorts, he wrote;

“Yes, I’m Gay AF,” he captioned the photo.

Nigerians reacted after Bolu revealed his gay as many slammed him for wasting his dad’s money, while others supported him for coming out.

Doyin Okupe on his own part revealed that he is aware of his son’s sexual orientation, though he claimed that it is due to a spiritual challenge.

Reacting to the development, Pamela Adie recalled that Okupe vehemently supported the Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Act (SSMPA) signed by former President, Goodluck Jonathan, who Okupe served.

Adie said years after Okupe supported such a law that violently harms gay people, his son has now come out to announce he is gay. She wrote;

”Son: Dad, I’m gay Dad: I’m a Christian. This is a spiritual attack! Let’s pray!

Una no dey tire? Na so scam pastors go dey chop una money upandan. Don’t love and accept your children. Be looking for solution where there’s no problem.

With all his experience and exposure as a medical doctor, Doyin Okupe still believes that his son being gay is a “spiritual attack”. Where does one go from here?

Let’s not forget that Doyin Okupe was a senior aide to President Jonathan and vehemently supported him when he signed the SSMPA into law in 2014; a dangerous law that violently harms so many in this country. Now, Okupe’s son has announced that he is gay. I love life!”

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