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Will Nigerians Accept Hadiza El-Rufai’s Apology After Defending Bello El-Rufai’s Tweets?

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Over the weekend, Bello El-Rufai, son of Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, made a statement that the President of the USA, Donald Trump has been an incompetent leader since coronavirus started.

He wrote: ”There is nothing as radioactive as an incompetent leader during a time of crisis. The United States of America is a case in point. A few states in Nigeria too.”

Several Twitter users weren’t pleased with his tweet, and they took to the reply section to tackle him, some suggesting that Bello should divert the same energy in criticising President Muhammadu Buhari, rather than passing comments about a president of another country.

Bello later took to Twitter to lash out at those who commented on his tweet. In his replies, he made lewd and sexist comments about women, displayed tribalistic sentiments, while his mum and the First Lady of Kaduna State, Hadiza El-Rufai, defended his tweets as “fair” and implied it’s okay.

Check out the tweets:

 

Hadiza el-Rufai has now apologized for her comment:

When I posted the tweet below, I assumed it was just the usual Twitter gbas-gbos. Having read the tweets chronologically, I have had conversations with Bello. Never ever should sexual abuse be employed as ammunition in public/private exchanges, no matter the provocation.

I can see how my tweet may have come across, and I apologise to those who were offended by it. I say, once again, that I’d never condone sexual abuse in any shape or form.

Still, some are saying that the apology is simply damage control, and “I apologize to those who were offended by it” is not the same as apologizing for one’s behavior. What do you think?


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7 Comments

  1. Suleiman

    April 14, 2020 at 6:54 am

    She is a mother with morality, her apologies accepted.

    • Cece

      April 14, 2020 at 6:31 pm

      @suleiman For your reply i pity you. What a shame for you to cover up such evil. Goshh

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  2. Komo komo

    April 14, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    His mother Hadiza Karwa El rufai was giving out at the tender age of 13yrs,so the Almajiri Bello sees mother like a sister.he is not well cultured, just like his confused father

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  3. Godswill

    April 14, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    You know them by their fruits says the holy book. Teach a child the way he should go, when he grows up he will not depart from it. He is the son of his parents indeed. Apology or not, it’s too late to strengthen a tree

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  4. Dauda Mohammed

    April 15, 2020 at 7:03 am

    Such apology only come from someone who is still hoping for the vote and support of the people, it’s a scam and also a political way of apologizing.

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    • Cece

      April 15, 2020 at 11:02 pm

      This BOY OR MAN (BELLO) is a threat to human existence. This IS SERIOUS OHHH, VERY SERIOUS. If its in america ehh fast fast you will be dealt with at the appropriate quaters.WHAT EVVVIIILLL.

  5. Askane

    April 15, 2020 at 7:07 am

    Not an apology at all. Just a condescending comment. Such is the breed of leaders and their families in Nigeria.

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