El-Rufai’s son calls Fayose a “vagabond,” deletes account

By Ayoola Mudasiru July 8, 2015 19:15

El-Rufai’s son calls Fayose a “vagabond,” deletes account

The son of the Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai, Bashir El-Rufai has deleted his Twitter account, @BashirElRufai, just hours after calling the Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, a “moron”.

Earlier on Wednesday, Bashir had called Fayose a vagabond while replying a tweet by author and lawyer, Ayo Sogunro.

Bashir El rufai tweets

When a People Democratic Party, PDP, member, Demola Olarewaju, called him out on twitter, reminding him that he was fasting, Bashir insisted that it was because he was fasting, that was why he was saying Fayose was a vagabond, which he said was the truth.

The situation escalated with many Nigerians criticizing him for his disrespect.

Two things about this situation have been flagged as noteworthy.

One, this is not the first time the child of a popular Nigeria politician would create controversies on social media. Last time, it was the daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari, Zahra Buhari, who made some derogatory remarks about the President of the United States, Barack Obama, forcing the Presidency to claim that the account was hacked.

Two, this is the second member of the El-Rufai family to be in the news lately.

Governor El-Rufai was recently fingered by The Union newspapers, as haven declared assets worth N90 billion and 40 houses, majority of which were in Abuja.

Though El-Rufai threatened to sue, Nigerians would think that the rumours would be better dispelled by declaring his actual assets.

Barely hours after Bashir’s tweets, Breaking Times obtained images of Bashir’s lavish lifestyle outside the country.

A check back to the twitter account came back with the image saying “The User does not exist.”

Many expect that Governor El-Rufai’s office will issue a disclaimer to the account soon, claiming it was hacked.