Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is the current chairman of the “Short People Association of Nigeria”.
In a tweet on Monday, el-Rufai jocularly said short people are represented in the “highest echelons of governance.”
Yes…..I remember this @Tejubabyfacetv interview in 2010…..how time flies….HE VP Osinbajo is the current chairman of the Nigerian Association of Short People….so we are represented at the highest echelons of governance! Thanks Teju. – @elrufai https://t.co/ISKEA8zf7f— Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai (@elrufai) May 11, 2020
The governor sent out the tweet after Gbadewonuola Olateju Oyelakin, better known as Teju Babyface, tweeted an excerpt of an interview he had with him.
“I AM A MEMBER OF THE NIGERIAN ASSOCIATION OF SHORT PEOPLE! @elrufai is a self deprecating character. Sir, I am taller than you o. Hian!,” the comedian tweeted.
In the short clip shared by Teju Babyface, el-Rufai said he used to be secretary-general of the short people association.
“I used to be the secretary-general… at a point at my teenage years, in my early 20s I had big issues with my height because you know all the pretty girls turn out to be taller than me,” he said.
“But with time, I got over it. I managed to get a pretty and intelligent woman to marry who was an inch shorter than me.”