Connect with us

News

El-Rufai’s son apologises for lewd remarks on Twitter, says ‘I don’t condone s*xual violence’

Published

on

Bello El-Rufai, son of Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, Thursday tendered a public apology for his lewd remarks to one of his followers on Twitter.

Bello had on April 12 lashed out at some Twitter users and used comments many considered as ethnic slurs in his tweets after they argued about the United States President, Donald Trump and President Muhammadu Buhari’s roles since the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic across the world.

In one of his tweets, he threatened to “pass” the mother of one Twitter user to his friends.

Several Nigerians have condemned the remarks, and after his mother who initially supported him on the matter apologized to Nigerians, the governor’s son allowed sound reasoning to prevail and apologised for the remarks.

He said: “Several days ago I made a comment that was wrong, unbecoming and contrary to the values on which I was raised. I wish to withdraw that statement and apologise to the gentleman concerned for the hurtful comment.

READ ALSO: COVID-19: NAF begins mass production of face masks, other PPE

“I also apologise for appearing to attack an entire ethnic group for the misdeed of one person. I regret the s*xual innuendo in the private message and apologise unreservedly for it.

“I wish to state that the statement was made during the heat of the moment and I wish to put on the record that I do not condone s*xual violence.”

Join the conversation

Opinions

Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now

Investigations