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I Don't Why Remi Tinubu Called Me A Thug – Lady

Nigerians have condemned the lawmaker representing Lagos Central in the Senate, Oluremi Tinubu, for calling a woman ‘thug’ at the South-west zonal public hearing of the constitution review on Wednesday.

Naija News had reported that the former Lagos First Lady was caught on camera clashing with some people at the event which was held at Marriott Hotel in Lagos.

The review had residents queuing to register before they were allowed entry into the hall. However, some of those in the queue were later informed that registration had closed for the day.

But a few minutes later, some lawmakers from Oyo state passed the queue and were about to be ushered in, leading to a commotion at the front entrance.

As the shouts continued near the front door, with those in the queue insisting that they had been unfairly treated, the Oyo lawmakers were about to be hurriedly ushered through the backdoor, but the people followed them, preventing them from being allowed into the hall.

However, after some consultation with the personnel at the door, Senator Tinubu showed up at the backdoor to allow the lawmakers in.

As she was about to do this, a woman, who complained about being denied entry, decried the partial treatment and voiced out her frustration.

Seeing this, the senator,  who is an ordained pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), beckoned on her and two others, only to call the woman a “thug” for speaking too loud.

“We don’t want thugs here,” Tinubu said.

Angry with the former First Lady’s comments, those in the queue insisted that such a derogatory word shouldn’t have come from the senator.

The senator was asked to apologise but she refused.

“I will not apologise for what I said. I saw it and I said it,” she maintained.

However, some Nigerians have to taken to the micro-blogging site, Twitter to condemn the actions of the Senator and for behaving unruly in public.

The Twitter users recalled her past clashes with her colleagues like Senators Smart Adeyemi, Elisha Abbo, Dino Melaye, and many others.

The users also recalled her statement during the 2015 general election when she claimed that Igbos in Lagos cannot be trusted.

Below are some of the tweets:

 

Source: Naija News

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.