Bashir el-Rufai, the son of Kaduna state governor, has questioned why northerners need a driving license to use their vehicles in a country they own.
Bashir was replying to a Twitter user who claimed citizens can drive in northern Nigeria without licenses for 20 years.
The user had written, “you can drive a vehicle in the north for more than 20 years without a license,” to which the governor’s son replied, “why should we need licenses to drive on roads in a country that we own?”
The question, which was raised via Bashir’s Twitter page on Thursday, has elicited a wave of mixed reactions from Nigerians.
Why should we need licenses to drive on roads in a country that we own? https://t.co/MI3pRfxEWd
— Bashir El-Rufai (@BashirElRufai) April 8, 2021
While some users downplayed the gravity of the tweet, others criticised him for suggesting northerners own the country.
“Imagine what a Governor’s Son is saying, someone who is supposed to set an example for others is even saying we don’t need a license to Drive in 2021 In the 21st century,” a user wrote.
Another user wrote: “Bash response is totally incorrect. Call it sarcasm or whatever.
“His response can be used against him in the nearest future, but still, I want to understand which of the north is the guy even talking about? If it’s northern Nigeria then. The guy is a joke.”
I think its necessary so that there would be some sort of sanity amongst drivers. people can sometimes abuse their rights.
— I T speed7 (@itopa7) April 8, 2021
Imagine what a Governor's Son is saying, someone who is supposed to set example for others is even saying we don't need a liscense to Drive in 2021
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— 𝐊𝐞𝐥echi (@kaycdgreat) April 8, 2021
Lol..when it does not suit you call it sacarsm
— 𝐊𝐞𝐥echi (@kaycdgreat) April 8, 2021Advertisement
Bash response is totally incorrect call it sarcasm or whatever, his response can be used against him in the nearest future, but still I want to understand which of the north is the guy even talking about?
If it's northern Nigeria then
This guy is a joke😂🤣😂🤣
— ShekNettanJoseph (@ShekNettan) April 8, 2021
Let them use it, na today?
Do they need his response to come up with bold face lies soaked in blatant bigotry like the OP?
— Yetunde Eluyoye (@Yetundemee) April 8, 2021
You are the true son of your father. This is your accolade pic.twitter.com/JmZCx11ZXJ
— (AG) (@skelly16th) April 8, 2021
I am no idiot not to accept accept a very rude fact. Everywhere I turn to there things that remind me that you guys actually own this country. U know d funny thing, there's absolutely nothing we South can do abt it. I know everyone wants me to believe this is some kind of sarcasm https://t.co/WwNsDuSX9z
— Anambra: Gini na-émé (@AnambraNakpotu) April 8, 2021
What does he even mean?
Because I'm confused at your tweet.
How do you own a road in Nigeria?
— Hon. Ikedi (@_Ikedi) April 8, 2021
Bro, you actually assume its every one that can afford data that has sense. Next thing now you will see your post on blog with afternoon children bringing gen rope to drag Elrufai.
But I love your sarcasm and trolling, e dey bang!
— Raji Olayinka (@clefraj) April 8, 2021
Then why do we need a license to practice as a Doctor in a country we own?. Common man..
— BallastB (@Bolarewaju12) April 8, 2021
Imagine a son of @elrufai reasoning this way, SMH
— Okoduwa charles (@okoduwa_charles) April 8, 2021
Such arrogance! You must not always trend for the wrong reasons. 1804 is still alive. But, what do I know?
— DAN'AZUMI Joseph (@Maitakama90) April 8, 2021
This is not the first time Bashir would be making the headlines over controversial tweets.
In 2020, he had said he would rather be beheaded than apologise for posting pre-wedding photos deemed to be controversial by his conservatives Muslim audience.
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