The Senator representing Lagos Central, Remi Tinubu, was on Wednesday once more concerned in an altercation with some Nigerians who attended the South-West zonal public listening to of the structure overview.
The occasion was held at Marriott Resort in Lagos, with residents queuing to register earlier than they had been allowed entry into the corridor.
It was gathered that a few of these within the queue had been later knowledgeable that registration had closed for the day.
However couple of minutes later, some lawmakers from Oyo state handed the queue and had been about to be ushered in, resulting in commotion on the entrance entrance.
Because the shouts continued close to the entrance door, with these within the queue insisting that they’d been unfairly handled, the Oyo lawmakers had been about to be hurriedly ushered by the backdoor, however the folks adopted them, stopping them from being allowed into the corridor.
Nonetheless, after some session with the personnel on the door, Tinubu confirmed up on the backdoor to permit the lawmakers in.
As she was about to do that, a lady, who complained about being denied entry, decried the partial remedy and voiced out her frustration.
Seeing this, the senator beckoned on her and two others, solely to name the girl a “thug” for talking too loud.
“We don’t need thugs right here,” the previous Lagos State First Woman mentioned.
The assertion made by Tinubu nonetheless infuriated these within the queue, who insisted that such a derogatory phrase shouldn’t have come from the senator.
The senator was requested to apologise however she refused.
“I cannot apologise for what I mentioned. I noticed it and I mentioned it,” she maintained.
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That is nonetheless not the primary time the ordained pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God can be concerned in an issue since turning into a Senator in 2011.
She lately tackled her colleague, Sensible Adeyemi, who raised pertinent questions concerning the rising insecurity within the nation.
Adeyemi had throughout a plenary session mentioned that Nigeria was going through the worst instability because the civil warfare.
“That is the worst instability we face. Actually, that is worse than the civil warfare,” he had mentioned.
However Tinubu interrupting him, had requested, “Are you in PDP (Peoples Democratic Social gathering)? Are you a wolf in sheep’s clothes?”
Adeyemi, nonetheless, ignored her feedback and continued, “We can’t faux that we’re able to dealing with the scenario in our arms. America, as highly effective as they’re, when the pandemic got here, it got here to some extent China got here to their rescue.
“We shouldn’t faux that we’d like overseas assist now. Billions of naira have been voted for safety providers and nothing is popping out of it. I’m a celebration man and I’m supporting APC however it has gotten to some extent that as supporters we can’t maintain quiet.”
In 2015, Tinubu additionally raised a storm on the Senate when she sat on the chair meant for Ike Ekweremadu, the then Deputy Senate President.
The previous Lagos State First Woman, who needed to second a movement on the approval of the Lagos state improvement coverage operation mortgage, earned the rebuke of the Peoples Democratic Social gathering (PDP) senators, when she stood as much as converse whereas standing within the Deputy Senate President’s nook.
In July 2016, there was an altercation between Tinubu and Senator Dino Melaye from Kogi state which noticed each lawmakers calling one another names and charging at one another.
In response to studies, those that witnessed the incident, which occurred throughout a closed-door assembly held by the senators, mentioned hassle began when Melaye urged the Senate to descend closely on members who had provided to function prosecution witnesses within the ongoing forgery case in opposition to the then Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ekweremadu.
“It is best to go and inform those that despatched you that no person, I mentioned no person, regardless of who he’s, can ever management this Senate,” Melaye was quoted as saying as he pointed on the affected senators, his face contorted in rage.
However when Tinubu was recognised to talk, she rose, and mentioned, “I’m simply questioning why each time Senator Dino speaks on this chamber, he’s at all times threatening folks and behaving childishly and at instances like a thug.
“I feel he must know that each senator right here represents their constituencies. And that there isn’t a have to threaten anybody.
“We’re searching for and dealing in direction of reconciliation, but you might be busy issuing threats.”
In July 2019, Tinubu additionally had an open confrontation with one other colleague of hers, Elisha Ishaku Abbo from Adamawa state.
Abbo, who was caught on digital camera assaulting a lady in an Abuja intercourse toy store, had appeared earlier than a Senate committee set as much as examine the incident.
The Adamawa senator mentioned he had refused to permit journalists to interview him over the matter, and didn’t perceive why he got here in for the listening to to be “ambushed” by journalists.
Insisting that the listening to be accomplished privately, Abbo had mentioned, “I’m not addressing the digital camera, I’m not addressing the press.”
Earlier than being allowed to elucidate this, Tinubu informed Abbo he was new within the Senate and couldn’t inform the committee how one can deal with the listening to.
“You might be simply becoming a member of us. Now we have a process and we’re additionally beneath regulation. What we’re doing, we’re doing as a legislature. You don’t are available in right here once we invite you, regardless of you being our colleague, you might be on the opposite facet now,” she had mentioned.
“All people requires a good listening to, what’s going on with you impacts us as a physique. You don’t are available in right here and dictate to us the process we’re presupposed to undertake. You don’t dictate to us, since you undermine us by even making an attempt to do this.
You haven’t even listened to us, even when we’re going past what you anticipate, you may cease us.
“Would you like us to guard you, or would you like us to defend you, otherwise you need to be by yourself? Do you realise that the Senate once we represent this, regardless of the regulation provides, we are able to additionally droop you?”
Interrupting Tinubu with a protest, Abbo mentioned the senator shouldn’t threaten him with suspension.
“Are you threatening me with suspension?” he requested.
“I’m a senator such as you, I gained’t sit right here and also you threaten me with suspension. With all due respect, you can not threaten me with suspension, I take exception, ma’am.”
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