Nigerian newspaper column claims Theresa May is a lesbian after LGBT rights intervention

A Nigerian newspaper has published a bizarre column suggesting that British Prime Minister Theresa May is to divorce her husband to seek a Nigerian bride.

An opinion column in the Nigerian Guardian made the surreal claim after May made a high-profile intervention at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London on Tuesday, where she spoke about the UK’s regret at imposing anti-gay laws in former colonies.

May noted that 36 of the 53 Commonwealth countries continue to criminalise homosexuality, adding: “I deeply regret the fact that such laws were introduced, and the legacy of discrimination, violence and even death that persists today.”

But Nigerian Guardian writer Paul Onomuakpokpo has his own surreal theory for why the PM backed equality.

British Prime Minister Theresa May greets Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson (Jeff J Mitchell/Getty)

In a column published on Thursday, the writer claimed: “It is either that British Prime Minister Theresa May is on the verge of divorcing her husband or she is a lesbian even though she is married to a man.

“In either case, the PM might be considering taking a wife from Nigeria or any other Commonwealth country that her ancestors presided over its expropriation and ruination.

“Obviously, May is ruing her mistake of ever getting married to a man. She would have preferred to be a lesbian-husband with a wife. Or why is she rhapsodising about the glories of homosexuality?

“If May does not hanker after lesbianism, then she should be charged with duplicity directed at sexually perverting millions of other people while she is enjoying being married to a man.”

The writer added: “May has been married for almost 40 years. As a young lady, she did not see the need to marry a woman. It is now that she is in her sixties that she is preaching the virtues of same-sex marriage.”

Onomuakpokpo goes on to claim that the lesbian May will not be welcome to find a bride in Nigeria – or the United States under Donald Trump.

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He wrote: “If May wants a wife from Nigeria with the support of its government, she would definitely be disappointed.

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