When the issue of LGBT rights in Nigeria was brought up, Donald Duke said:

I don’t understand the emotional feelings a gay person would have toward someone of their sexuality. I don’t understand it. But I would not criminalize them. I would ensure that they have the protection of the law. But if they want to exhibit their sexuality, then that’s an affront on the current norms of society.”

Following the interview, he has released a statement saying his words were taken out of context, “Homosexuality is a crime in Nigeria and ought to remain so”.