UPDATE; Oby Ezekwesili Cautions El-Rufai’s Son Over Gang Rape Tweet


Ezekwesili Asks Kaduna Governor’s Son To Enroll For Anger Management Programme

Former Education Minister under the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo , Obiageli Ezekwesili has urged one of the sons of Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai whose name is Bello to get into an anger management programme.

Her advice was contained in tweets on Sunday (yesterday) after an online spat between Bello el-Rufai and a Twitter troll.

Trouble started when the governor’s son appeared to call US President Donald Trump “incompetent” and blamed him for the escalating coronavirus crisis in the United States.

Bello had tweeted that 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.

The tweet had drawn a lot of reactions, with many Twitter users urging him to look inwards towards his father and the Muhammadu Buhari presidency in Nigeria. Buhari and el-Rufai belong to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

One of those who responded to the tweet @thanos_zer accused Bello of sending him a hate-filled tweet before blocking him.

However, taking to her Twitter handle, Ezekwesili said the tweet was unbecoming of el-Rufai’s son. She advised him to apologise and enroll for an anger management programme quickly.

Ezekwesili also in her tweet says she has always maintained that people can disagree without being disagreeable and can object without being objectionable. She maintained that healthy debates and divergences that arise are important for democratic development of societies.

@B_ELRUFAI Did I just see horrific tweets from your handle threatening gang-rape? What was that?

Why the ethnic vitriol toward Igbos? What’s that, Bello?

Too tragic.

You need to not just immediately apologize for those vile tweets but get into an Anger Management program quickly.

I have maintained that we can disagree without being disagreeable. We can object without being objectionable.

Healthy debates and divergences that arise are important for democratic development of societies.

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