Arinola Oloko, an educationist and politician, has narrated how Mrs. Remi Tinubu, spouse of All Progressives Congress chieftain, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, referred to as her a thug and ordered safety operatives to throw her out of the venue of a public listening to on constitutional evaluate on Wednesday.
Oloko made this recognized in an unique interview with The PUNCH on Friday.
The PUNCH had earlier reported that viral video confirmed that the Senator representing Lagos Central was concerned in a shouting match with some Nigerians who attended the occasion on the Marriot Lodge in Lagos.
Tinubu led the Senate Committee on Overview of the 1999 Structure within the South-West.
Nevertheless, there was a ruckus when Oloko was denied entry into the venue of the listening to. The 51-year-old lady, who protested her exclusion from the venue, was subsequently flayed by Mrs. Tinubu for being “impolite”.
Some Nigerians on the scene had requested the senator to apologise to her however Mrs. Tinubu mentioned, “I cannot apologise for what I mentioned. I noticed it and I mentioned it.”
Recounting her encounter whereas talking with The PUNCH on Friday, Oloko mentioned, “Everyone is complaining that the structure is defective. So, I used to be anticipating a correct listening to for the Senate constitutional evaluate. I used to be genuinely within the listening to.
“On the venue, I used to be speaking with these on the entrance asking them to be honest and permit us enter. I don’t know what occurred however the Senator got here out and began saying, ‘Name that lady! Come right here!’
“By default, I responded and went to her (Mrs. Tinubu). I informed her my identify and informed her I’m in her constituency and that she is my Senator and that now we have been on the queue like endlessly.
“I attempted to recount every thing that had transpired to her. In my thoughts, I believed she would say, ‘Oh, that is flawed and all of that’. However she mentioned, ‘Shut up! Shut up! Name the safety to take this thug away’.
At that time, I informed her, ‘Ma, I’m not a thug, I don’t seem like a thug. I’m not being violent and I don’t look legal. That’s the qualification of a thug.”
Mrs. Tinubu has had comparable encounters since she turned a Senator in 2011.
Only recently, she criticised her colleague from Kogi State, Senator Good Adeyemi, for expressing concern over the worsening safety state of affairs of the nation.
Adeyemi had throughout a plenary session mentioned that Nigeria was going through the worst instability for the reason that civil battle however Mrs. Tinubu interrupted him and tagged him a wolf in sheep clothes for allegedly talking like an opposition.
Additionally in July 2016, Tinubu clashed with Senator Dino Melaye from Kogi State which noticed each lawmakers calling one another unprintable names and charging at one another.
In 2015, Tinubu earned the rebuke of the Peoples Democratic Get together senators when she stood as much as converse whereas standing within the nook of the then Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.