Former president Goodluck Jonathan’s spokesman and presidential aspirant, Doyin Okukpe, has once again expressed regret over his son Bolu Okukpe’s shocking public declaration of his membership of the LGBT community.
Bolu had shocked his family and indeed the entire world last January when he announced that he is homosexual.
Speaking to newsmen recently, Mr. Doyin says that he wept bitterly after it dawned on him that his own son was gay.
He blamed his wife for taking Bolu overseas too early and blamed France for being an overtly free society but expressed hope that the son’s gay status will turn out to be a blessing.
“We’ve always known that Bolu was like that. He’s even much more than that. He’s incredible with what he does and capable of doing. All his other siblings are one but Bolu had designed his mind to never live in Nigeria,
“Unfortunately for me, his mother took him abroad very early. He did major parts of his secondary school in the United Kingdom.
“So, Bolu thinks he is European. He’s my son but his mind is European. I also know that he’s easily influenced by his environment. I know that for a fact because he came home one time for holiday, and this is the person that’s been questioning the Bible but all of a sudden, he’s on fire in terms of scriptures, having spent some months in Nigeria. His elder brother who is a pastor now helped him spiritually during that time.
“I made the greatest mistake to send him to France because that’s an extremely liberal society. So, the family had known that Bolu had that tendency. The day I knew, I wept. (I) have gone past that. We’re just praying for him but I also know that God’s ways are not our ways, and He knows the beginning from the end. Mark my words, he (Bolu) is on sojourn to the gay community in order to be an instrument of God to that community eventually. That’s what is going to happen by the grace of God,” he said.