Remi Tinubu allegedly calls a woman a thug for speaking up at the constitution review
The Senator representing Lagos Central, Remi Tinubu, has come under fire for reportedly calling a woman a thug during the southwest public hearing of the constitution review on Wednesday.
The Cable reported that 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 were said to have informed those on the queue that registration had closed for the day a development that did not sit well with those who were unable to register, and they refused to leave the queue.
However, the commotion was said to have started when some lawmakers from Oyo state came in at that moment and were allowed to pass the queue and were about to be ushered into the programme but people followed them preventing them from being allowed into the hall.
This led to shouting near the front door as people on the queue insisted that they had been unfairly treated.
Tinubu was said to have shown up at the backdoor to allow the lawmakers in but as she was about to do this, a woman reportedly 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 was said to have 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 reportedly said.
Meanwhile, a clip from the programme which showed up on social media attracted reactions as people criticized the senator.
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