Former FCT minister, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has come under heavy
attack on social media for his tweet on Sunday in his attempt to
defend the former Education minister, Mrs Oby Ezekwesili and to
deride the Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.
The ex-minister, in his tweet posted on January 27, 2013, made a
joke about Jesus and Mary Magdalene in a sarcasm aimed at
Information minister, Labaran Maku, Dr Doyin Okupe and Dr Ruben
His controversial tweet reads: “If Jesus criticizes Jonathan’s govt,
Maku/Abati/Okupe will say he slept with MaryMadgalene.”
Meanwhile, Christians and other Nigerians have been attacking the
ex-minister describing the comments as offensive and attack on
“@Easyaffection: @elrufai Sir with all due respect. I get u point in dis
joke. But why Jesus? It’s not funny.”….ask @zebbook….
One Dr Thomas Agande in a statement on Sunday titled “ El Rufai
Defiles Jesus Christ on Twitter said He went overboard when, on his
Twitter page, today January 27, 2013, said our Lord Jesus Christ
had sex with Mary Magdalene. We see this as a very insensitive,
irresponsible, and a offensive thing to say about Christ, and an
attack on the sensibilities of Christians globally.
El-Rufai betrayed his lack of respect for our Lord Jesus Christ and
obvious hatred for Christians. How else can one explain his
effrontery and buffoonery when he seemingly jokingly twitted that
Christ had sex with Mary Magdalene.
El-Rufai who aspires rule a multi religious nation, should have been
circumspect in his use of words when referring to the sacred.
It is on record that less offensive things have been said about the
Prophet Mohammed which led to loss of Christian lives.”
‘it is insensitive and an attack on christians collective sensibilities
Jane austin wrote “ This is so irresponsible and insensitive . If
Christians should make such reference to Prophet Mohammed we
would be counting dead bodies in the north. We Christians are
peace loving and will definitely ignore him but he must be told he is
an IDIOT for saying such”
Dr Agande added “The former minister has just told Nigerians that
he lacks the decency to rule a multi religious nation, if he should
display such disrespect for the sacred and thinks it is funny. His
Tweet shows he is not a decent man. He has disregarded the
collective sensibilities of Christians all over the world by this very
offensive reference to our Lord Jesus Christ.”