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“It Is Disgusting Arrogance For A Senator To Speak To Citizens In That Manner”

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Aisha Yesufu

BBOG convener and human rights activist, Aisha Yesufu, on Thursday, slammed Remi Tinubu, the wife of All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, following her altercation with a woman who accused her of calling her a thug.

Yesufu made this known in an interview with The PUNCH on Thursday.

We had earlier reported that viral video showed that the Senator representing Lagos Central was involved in a shouting match with some Nigerians who attended the event at the Marriot Hotel in Lagos.

Tinubu is leading the Senate Committee on Review of the 1999 Constitution in the South-West.

However, there was ruckus when a yet-be-identified woman was denied entry into the venue. The woman, who protested her exclusion from the venue, was flayed by Mrs Tinubu for being “rude”.

Some Nigerians at the scene subsequently asked the senator to apologise to her but Mrs Tinubu said, “I will not apologise for what I said. I saw it and I said it.”

Reacting, Yesufu said, “It’s so much disgusting arrogance from a Senator who is an elected official to speak to citizens in that manner and this is not the first time Remi Tinubu is doing this. She looks down on people. I’m sure she’s used to people who come to her and rolling on the floor and she thinks everybody will bow before her family and she keeps on carrying this arrogance around.

“It is good that the citizens called her out there and asked her to apologise and this is what needs to happen, we need to bring down this arrogance that these politicians have.

“What has been her contribution since she has been in the Senate? What has she contributed to national issues? What has she contributed to women issues? Nothing. She is just there just because she is there. People who get to power out of tokenism have this kind of arrogance that comes from emptiness. It is absolutely annoying and disgraceful that she behaves that way not knowing that she is there to serve the people.”

Just recently, she censured her colleague from Kogi State, Senator Smart Adeyemi for expressing concern over the worsening security situation of the country on the floor of the Senate.

Adeyemi had during a plenary session said that Nigeria was facing the worst instability since the civil war but Tinubu interrupted him and tagged him a wolf in sheep clothing for allegedly speaking like an opposition.

Also in July 2016, Tinubu clashed with Senator Dino Melaye from Kogi State which saw both lawmakers calling each other names and charging at each other.

In 2015, Tinubu also raised a storm at the Senate when she sat on the chair meant for Ike Ekweremadu, the then Deputy Senate President.

Tinubu earned the rebuke of the Peoples Democratic Party senators when she stood up to speak while standing in the Deputy Senate President’s corner.

In 2015, Tinubu also raised a storm at the Senate when she sat on the chair meant for the then Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.

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