Today, Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai took to his Facebook to mourn the passing of the boxing legend Muhammad Ali.
“I woke up this morning to learn of the death of boxing legend, civil rights icon and an inspiration to my generation – Muhammad Ali,” the governor wrote, adding, “His life inspired many if us to insist on standing firmly on basic life principles, prepare to suffer for what we believe and expect victory after adversity.”
But el-Rufai has being accused of hypocrisy and complicity for refusing to condemn the religious zealots who beheaded Bridget Patience Agbaheme over claims that she committed blasphemy.
Earlier on today, former minister Oby Ezekwesili joined the campaign for #JusticeForBridget, and former vice president Atiku Abubakar condemned the killing.
And so, when Nasir el-Rufai surfaced on social media today to mourn Muhammad Ali, while Ignoring yet another religious killing of a Nigerian, people didn’t hold back from calling him out.
Read el-Rufai’s tribute to Muhammad Ali, and replies that followed: