You need anger management lessons – Ezekwesili tells el-Rufai’s son


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Former Education Minister, Obiageli Ezekwesili has urged Bello, one of the sons of Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai to get into an anger management programme.

She tweeted the advice on Sunday following an online spat between Bello el-Rufai and a Twitter troll.

It all 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.

He tweeted, “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.

A screenshot of the tweet shared by the Twitter user appeared to show the governor’s son insulting Igbo people.

See the alleged tweet:

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.

The ex-minister wrote, “@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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