Urges Nigerian Members to Leave Organization
ABUJA:The rights group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has vehemently kicked against the 2021 Goals of the Amnesty International (AI) which it published recently on its Facebook page.
The Goals which includes; making same-sex relations legal in all countries, making abortion legal in all countries, and abolishing the death penalty in all countries, is raising concerns globally.
Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Monday, HURIWA National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, asked anyone who loves Nigeria to stay away from Amnesty International, adding that their stated objectives are at variance with the constitutional and cultural norms of Nigeria.
Recall that the Nigerian Senate and the Federal House of Representatives passed the Anti-Gay Bill in December 2011 and July 2013 respectively with a unanimous vote, and the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act finally received presidential assent on 30th December, 2013, criminalizing gay marriage and related practices with fourteen years imprisonment for defaulters, against five years as proposed by the initial bill.
According to Onwubiko, “It is our belief that Amnesty International which has authored many damning reports against the Nigeria Army, is not a fit and proper organisation to do so, given their now advertised notorious trilogy of anti-African cultural objectives such as promoting recognition of same sex relationship, and promoting abortion rights.
“We are now convinced that the aim of all of these reports are targeted at destroying Nigeria or blackmailing Nigeria to unban same sex relationship and permit abortions which are offensive to our core constitutionally mandated obligations on government to preserve, promote and uplift our cultures and traditions which are not at variance with International human rights law.
“We ask our members who are members of Amnesty International to denounce such affiliations and we will ask the National Assembly to pass a resolution condemning these stated objectives of Amnesty International”, Onwubiko stated.
He further noted that, “Through the African eyes, homosexuality is a high pedestal immoral act, best imagined or possibly practiced exclusively by animals. Even, it is rated an inch higher than incest between close relatives, such as brothers and sisters, sons and mothers or daughters and fathers. Myriads of such sex misconducts are categorized among the taboos of the land and must be avoided with total disdain”.
Onwubiko stated that the struggle for same-sex relationship and abortion is really a much strayed politics that has no identity in the African cultural and religious landscape, adding that no true African culture can recognize or accept the strange habit of sniffing for sexual pleasure in the anus of a fellow human.
“Even if the anal sex lifestyle is a western conspiracy for global birth control, it is seriously stepping on the toes of African core values and the belief system of most religions of the world. After all, birth control is a matter of self-discipline by a married couple, which can better be achieved through gradual family education”, he remarked.
He urged African leaders to see it as an obligation to protect Africa against the invasion of these anti-African lifestyles, by bracing up to the challenge of protecting the African values in their custody, and also projecting the same to the consciousness of the generations yet unborn.