National Assembly turning into an 'exclusive gentleman’s club' - Tinubu

National Assembly turning into an 'exclusive gentleman’s club' - Tinubu

- Senator Oluremi Tinubu has called for more women participation in the issue of Nigeria politics

- The Senator said the National Assembly is gradually turning into an "exclusive gentlemen's club"

- Tinubu also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to be magnanimous enough to appoint many female ministers into his cabinet

The senator representing Lagos central district at the Senate, Oluremi Tinubu, has said that the National Assembly is gradually turning into an "exclusive gentlemen's club".

Tinubu said there is need to encourage women especially of the younger generation to reach for the sky.

Speaking at the her induction and 21 other female icons into the Hall of Fame in Abuja, the senator said the award would encourage upcoming generations.

The Nation reports that Tinubu called on President Muhammadu Buhari to be magnanimous enough to appoint many female ministers into his cabinet.

Tinubu said: "You know the last experience was not actually pleasant, it should be women who are ready to serve and make the necessary sacrifice.”

She said: “Do we need women in the public place? Yes, that is why I am here to encourage the younger generation to reach for the sky."

"It has always been seven or eight women in the National Assembly, the National Assembly is turning into exclusively a gentleman’s club and I think that if we are not careful, that is what it will turn out to be and it is quite sad," Tinubu said.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Tinubu retained the seat of the senator representing Lagos central after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday, February 25, declared her winner of February 23 election.

The returning officer, Oyeyemi Oyedola of the University of Lagos, said Tinubu of the APC polled 131,735. She defeated Onitiri David of the PDP who scored 89,107 votes.

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Oyedola said: "l, Professor Oyeyemi Elijah Oyedola, hereby certify that as the returning officer, Lagos central senatorial district with the election held on 23 of February, 2019 that the election was contested among 14 candidates.

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