Aisha Yesufu, human rights activist and co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement, has disclosed that she is not interested in defending her personality before anybody.
She made the declaration in a series of tweets on her Twitter page on Sunday where she spoke about calls from certain quarters for her to defend herself against accusations of being a gay rights activist.
Aisha in her submission made it clear that her religion forbids such practices but that doesn’t mean others need permission from her to live their lives the way they want it.
She pointed out that while some people were sponsoring propaganda against her in the media, she doesn’t care, noting that while the practice didn’t start in her time, it surely won’t end in her time, adding that she remains true to who she is regardless of what others think or say.
She wrote: A journalist asked me to defend myself against allegations that I was a gay rights activist & I said me, Aisha Yesufu defend myself before anyone? If I am gay I would not need anyone’s permission to live my life and if Nigerian govt arrests me I will continue in prison. Nonsense!
The way you have no business with my sexuality is the way I have no business with your sexuality. I grew up seeing same sex marriage & at 46 it is none of my freaking business what you get up to!
“My religion forbids it on me & not on you. You have your religion I have my religion”
“You think I care that they have a 10-minute video production by some unknown Islamic channel saying I am gay rights activist sponsored by west? It is their personal business. Gay people and others have equally called me homophobic, it is their personal business also. I am me!”
A journalist asked me to defend myself against allegations that I was a gay rights activist & I said me, Aisha Yesufu defend myself before anyone? If I am gay I would not need anyone’s permission to live my life and if Nigerian govt arrest me I will continue in prison.
— Aisha Yesufu (@AishaYesufu) November 8, 2020
Naija News recalls Aisha has been at the forefront of national discourse recently following the role she played during the #EndSARS protest in Nigeria demanding for an end to all forms of police brutality and later demanding an end to bad governance in the country.
Source: Naija News