“Nigeria is next” – Bisi Alimi writes as Botswana loses court bid to revoke gay rights
Nigerian gay rights activist, Bisi Alimi has reacted after Botswana’s government lost a bid to revoke gay rights in the country.
Homosexuality had been banned in Botswana since 1985, until 2019 when the country’s high court ruled in favour of campaigners seeking to strike down jail sentences for same-sex relationships.
Following the campaign, the high court decriminalized homosexuality and declared that the punishment is unconstitutional.
However, in October 2021, the country began a legal battle to overturn the court’s decision but lost on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021.
Reacting to this, Bisi Alimi took to his Instagram page to rejoice with the LGBTQ community in Botswana.
Sharing a text post with the country’s flag and a rainbow, the activist said Nigeria will be the next country to decriminalize homosexuality.
He wrote: “Homophobia will not last forever! Nigeria is next!”
In other news, Bisi Alimi and his husband, Anthony, celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary on November 5th, 2021.
To mark their anniversary, Bisi took to his Instagram page to share a loved-up photo with his husband and showered praises on him.
Sharing photos from their wedding which was held 5 years ago, Bisi wrote, “5yrs and counting……Always and forever”.