‘It makes no economic sense to discriminate in any way’ – Ayo Sogunro | Welcome to Linda Ikeji's Blog





Friday, 5 August 2016

‘It makes no economic sense to discriminate in any way’ – Ayo Sogunro

The second episode of Untold Facts will air today with host, Moses Omoghena, engaging guests in a discussion focused on the damaging effects of the anti-gay law and other forms of discriminating laws in Nigeria.

Guests on this episode were Ijeoma Akwiwu, a legal practitioner, and Ayo Sogunro, a legal practitioner and human rights activists.

Together, the trio discussed how the same sex marriage prohibition law (SSMP), an eight section law which is not part of the Nigerian Constitution, got accelerated hearing and was passed into law without following due process.

When asked about her perception of the SSMP law, Ijeoma said, "I think it was just a bunch of mischievous individuals who sat down to put together the law."

While citing her displeasure on how lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender are being treated, she said that "one act can change a lot of things". "As Nigerians, we shouldn’t just wait till the cases are many before we do something about it, it starts from the everyday act," she added.
In his words Ayo said, "For me, any form of social injustice is just wrong, the society should be a place where everyone is equal before the law irrespective of your positioning, your status, your family or your background."

He urged every Nigerian to understand that their rights as citizens and how important it is to pay more attention to this.

He further added, "Democracy should be balanced by rights, it shouldn’t be a tyranny of reality, the majority and minority should have their say, there should be a balance."

Watch full show here: http://youtu.be/N1y0ZsFSb1o?a


Unknown said...

Pls dey shld not allow it,before God's anger fall on us....to our friends who r victims shld knw it's not God's will,d devil just wanna destroy their soul.pls seek for deliverance or counsel 4rm a true man of God.God bless us all.

NaijaDeltaBabe said...


...merited happiness

Unknown said...

Linda mkn money snc 2000
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Kayode Odusanya said...

Yea, I feel him. But he has to know this is Nigeria...Africa...and majority of the people just ain't as open minded as Europeans and Americans are.

For One Minute Men

Unknown said...

Well said handsome

Genny's Blog said...

We hear u!

says, Genevieve.

Flexshopay247 said...

Nigerian are now coming to their senses this is great move

Emmy said...

Rubbish!! When studying law, your makes references to either the bible or the koran. None of this religion accepts this. So they should keep quiet!

Joe said...

I thought this person has some thing to say, abeg go seat down jor

Unknown said...



Anonymous said...

For the guy who had no use for his dick, my suggestion. Donate it to any hospital close to you. A beneficiary penile accident victims will forever be grateful to you.

Unknown said...

Issokay seen! Linda take note!

Anonymous said...

your gay practice does not have a moral basis. if you talk about law, then you must include morality to have an acceptable practicable law. your gay practice is immoral, so cannot have a legal basis to stand. law and moral are inter-twined. law is not in isolation, morality is the basis for law and society. what moral stand is your gay practice?, does it appeal to a reasonable mind?

gay practice or lesbianism is from an awkward, perverted mind.

i beg park.

Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...


blaze said...

a** holes.

Anonymous said...

The thing is lets all see it from the angle of this people being human. For this singular reason alone, they deserve our total care too just like everyone.

Unknown said...

Or is he gay?

Anonymous said...

A woman marries a man, has 2 children and suddenly remembers she is a lesbian. would not sleep with the husband again...what will you do??? those talking about support for lesbians and gays don't know the import of their stupid act to the supposed family. If you are a lesbian or gay, stay that way. this serves as a message to my lesbian wife and her many partners in lagos and akwa ibom

Recent Posts