Bello El-Rufai who is a son to the Governor of Kaduna State, Governor Nasir El-Rufai, had finally apologised for threatening to gang rape someone’s mother over social media argument.
Trouble started for Bello El-Rufai when on Sunday Nigerians called him out for allegedly threatening to gang rape someone’s mother over a mere disagreement on the handling of the coronavirus pandemic by President Muhammadu Buhari.
A twitter user who goes by the name Consigliere @oewonah had made some tweets and shared screenshots of his Twitter exchange with El-Rufai’s son, Bello.
The two men who seem to have clashed after the former criticised United States President, Donald Trump, for not doing enough to handle the outbreak of Coronavirus in America.
El-Rufai’s son Bello El-Rufai had said, “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.”
But not satisfied at Bello’s attack on Trump, Consigliere fired back, insisting that the American President was miles better than President Muhammadu Buhari and even his father, el-Rufai, in terms of quality leadership.
Consigliere wrote, “He can’t call Buhari out for his ineptitude yet he’s calling Trump names? Did he vote Trump?”
Rather than douse things, that only escalated tensions, forcing a series of strong-worded and offensive outbursts from the younger el-Rufai directed at the Twitter user.
He said, “Tell your mother I’m passing her to my friends tonight. No Igbo sounds please! Tueh.
“Your mother is the main whore of the South East. I can’t reply you publicly.
“F..k Kanu and take a picture of the Second Niger Bridge, thanks to Buhari.
“My mentions are mine. If a Sunday bastard makes up lies and drags my father, his mother will be games. If he doesn’t want it, he shouldn’t mention me. The crowd has never phased me.
“Truly your mother’s son. Does she still earn by earning 2,019 naira per suck on Azikwe Street, Aba LGA? Tell her to wear a mask and gloves while doing it due to this pandemic.
“This daddy’s boy has heard your mother ability to take d..k is mind-blowing. Especially one dipped in kerosene from Abia land. Sounds about fair. Despite the ineptitude, he is completing a bridge your Ebele couldn’t. You are stuck with PMB and can’t do shit. How’s failed daddy?”
Some other Twitter users didn’t find Bello’s outburst funny, as they attacked him from every angle, expressing a mixture of disgust and disappointment at his choice of words.
On Friday 17th April, after a long week of bashing from Twitter users, Mr Bello El-Rufai apologised where he said:
“I wish to withdraw that statement and apologise to the gentleman concerned for the hurtful comment,” Mr Bello El-Rufai said in a statement Friday. “I also apologise for appearing to attack an entire ethnic group for the misdeed of one person.”
“I regret the sexual innuendo in the private message and apologise unreservedly for it,” Mr Bello El-Rufai said.
“I wish to state very strongly that the statement was made during the heat of the moment and I wish to put on the record that I do not condone sexual violence and I certainly do not believe that there can be any justification for gender-based crimes.”
“I am learning from the episode in the continuous journey of emerging as a better person,” he added.
He also said he had sought forgiveness from his family members and female friends for his gender and ethnic-based threats, saying such would not be repeated going forward.
“I have apologised to my mother in person. I have also reached out to the women in my life and apologised.
“I realise that the intensity around this matter stems partly from my surname. The mistakes I made with the private message and in smearing an ethnic group because of one person are now being replicated by people that are attacking my parents and my family because of my conduct. I am one of many children in a family raised with standards of decency and strong values of which my recent conduct has fallen short.
“I apologise to the general public in recognition of the duty to acknowledge wrongdoing and strive to be better,” Mr Bello El-Rufai said