Nigerians were, on Thursday, shocked by the revelation of Bolu, son of former presidential aide, Dr. Doyin Okupe, that he is gay.
However, Okupe, the presidential spokesperson to former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan has attributed his son’s weird sexual preference to spiritual problem.
Bolu revealed his sexuality on his Instagram page where he shared a photo of himself adorned in rainbow-coloured shorts, with a rainbow flag behind him and boldly: “Yes, I’m Gay AF”
Reacting to his son’s revelation, via his Instagram page, Okupe posted a picture of his son and wrote: “The picture below is that of Mobolurin Okupe. He is my son. I gave him the name MOBA OLUWA RIN, ( I WALKED WITH GOD) because he was born at the time I gave my life to Christ.
“For me, I look beyond the surface or the physical. Here, I see a major spiritual challenge ahead but I know as my God liveth, this whole saga will end up in Praise to the Almighty Jehova who I serve day and night.”
Okupe, who said he had opposed his his son’s sexuality, explained that as an evangelist, homosexuality goes against the Christian precepts.
The post further read:“I have been aware of Bolu’s new orientation for a while now.
“He knows that as a Christian and a witness for Christ ( an evangelist) I am vehemently opposed to homosexuality as it runs contrary to the avowed precepts of my Christian faith.”