Nigerians fault Sen. Remi Tinubu for calling woman a thug

Sen. Remi Tinubu

The altercation between Remi Tinubu, the senator representing Lagos central, and some Nigerians that attended the south-west zonal public hearing of the constitution review on Wednesday, took a new dimension as Twitter went agog with many people, blaming the politician cum wife of the fomer Lagos State governor.

The event held at Marriott Hotel in Lagos, with residents queuing to register before they were allowed entry into the hall.

While residents waited on the queue, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, came in and was ushered in through the backdoor, after which the front door was shut.

The ushers then informed those on the queue that registration had closed for the day.

However, the development did not sit well with those who were unable to register, and they refused to leave the queue.

It was at this moment that some lawmakers from Oyo state passed the queue and were about to be ushered in, leading to commotion at the front entrance.

As the shouts continued near the front door, with those on 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, 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 beckoned on her and two others, only to call the woman a “thug” for speaking too loud.

The statement made by Tinubu infuriated those on the queue, who insisted that such 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,” the senator maintained.

Here are some of the tweets from Nigerians:

First she was rude to Sen. Dino, then Sen. Smart Adeyemi and now a woman who was simply asking relevant questions. These are the incidents recorded o. She lacks basic home training. Period. She takes rudeness for boldness.

Is like the problem we will have with Tinubu president is the office of the presidency which is looking like will be headed by Remi Tinubu. The mama just be calling people names especially the people of SE the endangered species.

This senator tinubu is a very bad woman/mother

I love how ppl around supported the lady if not maybe Remi’s security details could have assaulted her. That’s how our politicians behave. You serve the ppl not the other way round. Ppl are tired!

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