The Senator representing Lagos Central, Remi Tinubu, has come under fire for reportedly calling a woman a thug during the public hearing of the constitutional review on Wednesday.
According to The Cable, the lawmaker 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.
It was reported that residents queued to register before they were allowed into the venue of the event.
However, when the state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, came in through the back door, the front door was shut and the registration closed.
Those who were yet to register were said to have stayed in the queue, protesting their exclusion from the event.
Some lawmakers from Oyo State, who passed the queue and were about to be ushered into the programme, were allegedly followed by some residents, causing commotion.
Tinubu was said to have shown up at the backdoor to allow the lawmakers in.
However, a woman, who reportedly complained about being denied entry, was said to have decried the partial treatment and voiced out her frustration.
The senator, after beckoning on her and two others, reportedly called the woman a thug for speaking too loud.
The remark was said to have caused an altercation between Tinubu and those who heard her.
While expressing their reservation for the tag on the woman, the people demanded an apology from Tinubu.
“I will not apologise for what I said. I saw it and I said it,” she reportedly said.
A video of the incident posted by The Cable and seen by our correspondent showed people criticizing the senator for being “rude” to the woman.
“Madam senator, don’t call her a thug. You begged us to vote for you…” a man at the scene said.
Reacting, a Facebook user by name Gbenga Dan Asabe wrote:
INCOMING NIGERIA 1ST LADY AND RCCG PASTOR, CALLS HUMAN BEING D-O-G
She is an Assistant Pastor, ordained by Redeemed Christian Church of God’s Enoch Adejare Adeboye o.
She is said to have been like this since she was First Lady of Lagos State years back, talking to people anyhow and talking down on even staff members and anyone in sight.
No wonder, Barrister Babatunde Fashola couldn’t forgive them. He was alleged to have also been a victim of her caustic tongue.
A former Punch Newspaper correspondent I interviewed some months ago, shared with me how she once talked down on him at a public event and still demanded he apologized. He refused and heaven didn’t fall.
Anyway, Igba O lo bi orere.
This same woman is aspiring to become Nigeria’s first lady in Year 2023, yet can not manage her temperature and temperament in a full sweep.
How can you call a full blown human being by the name of an animal?
Even if you try it on Facebook, you will be banned for at least twenty four hours.
A Senator of the Federal Republic for that matter o.
The other day it was Senator Dino Melaye that was a victim of her caustic tongue, now, this woman.
Imagine, calling a human being DOG.
Se nkan g’idi n’iyen l’enu Iranse esu, oh, sorry, Iranse OLORUN?
Asabe’s post ignited negative reactions exposing the Senator’s ugly interactions with journalists and many more