A former presidential aide Doyin Okupe has reaffirmed his belief that his gay son Bolu Okupe will one day be celebrated in Nigeria and globally.
Bolu recently revealed on Instagram that he was gay, prompting his father to respond saying it was a spiritual challenge.
Okupe, on Saturday, shared a screenshot from a magazine on Facebook that shows another son of his listed among the most influential Africans in 2017.
He said, “This is also my son Dewunmi Okupe, one of Bolu Okupe’s five other brothers. I love all the children God has given me, Bolu inclusive. I pray for them to excel in their fields of endeavours. Bolu will still be celebrated on this wall, in Nigeria and globally, in the name of Jesus.”
He added, “Bolu is not a criminal. He lives in France where homosexuality is not a crime. His present mindset and sexual orientation do not conform to Christian doctrine which I hold to with my life. But I am certain that with the boldness he has made his declaration, he will still use the same attribute to serve God and boldly declare His Glory in Christ Jesus. Mark my words.”
Okupe was the spokesman of former President Goodluck Jonathan who signed an anti-gay law in 2014.