HURIWA tackles AI on alleged same sex marriage, abortion advocacy

By Gbade Ogunwale, Abuja

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, (HURIWA) has faulted the global rights advocacy group, Amnesty International, for allegedly calling for legislation in support of same sex marriage and abortion in Nigeria and other African countries.

Stating that such practices negate the culture, values and heritage of the Nigerian people, HURIWA said that Section 21 of the Nigerian Constitution provided for the protection, preservation and promotion of the nation’s culture and traditions.

At a news conference, HURIWA alleged a publication by Amnesty International, calling for the legalisation of same-sex relations and abortion rights among countries of the world, including African countries.

Its Executive Director/National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko warned against the grave implication of allowing into the country, values that could impact negatively on the lives of Nigerians, in the guise of enforcing global human…

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