Bashir, son of Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State, described the leader of the Biafran Republic, Odumegwu Ojukwu, as a failed hero.
Bashir El-Rufai had shared a post on Twitter last Sunday, to celebrate Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, for respecting President Muhammadu Buhari despite their different political and ethnic class.
In the tweet, Bashir referred to Enugu state as the Homeland of Great Ojukwu instead of Nnewi in Anambra State.
However, when the error was noticed by one his followers who corrected him, rather than apologizing and correcting himself, Bashir said:
“Knowing your failed hero’s homeland that plunged misguided idiots into a civil war and ran away is not my concern. You do your research and find out his hometown.
“I could care less for the man. And he will forever remain a dent in our history.”
When the follower reacted by saying Ojukwu would remain greater than Governor el-Rufai, who kneels down to greet the President and others, Bashir said Ojukwu was a fearful man who ran away when the Nigerian forces were closing in on him. He added:
“Don’t cry please. Your hero was a failure that ran away when he saw imminent defeat. Get out of here.”
Just like the governor, his son, is also very controversial.