Former Cross Rivers State Governor, Donald Duke has backtracked on his comments about homosexuality in Nigeria.
His view generated backlash, with most respondents attacking him for ‘promoting’ what they described as immorality.
The presidential aspirant had on a show, On The Couch, promised that he would not crimanlize homosexuality if he won the 2019 elections.
“I don’t understand the emotional feelings a gay person would have towards someone of their sexuality. I don’t understand it.
“But I would not criminalise them. I would ensure that they have the protection of the law,” he told hosts Falz and Laila.
But Duke, in his latest post on Instagram, admitted that same-sex affair remained a crime in Nigeria.
He wrote: “Recently, a statement I made during an interview concerning gay rights and homosexuality has been construed as the affirmation of my homosexuality and same-sex marriage.
“Nothing is further from the truth. Homosexuality is a crime in Nigeria and ought to remain so.
“What I, however, did say is that I would not go seeking homosexual for prosecution as this is liable to abuses and as such would rather not delve into the sexuality of an individual.
“For the avoidance of doubt, our law on homosexuality stands in fact and in my moral rectitude”.