Senator Remi Tinubu Denies Calling Female Politician a Thug

Senator Remi Tinubu Denies Calling Female Politician a Thug

- A video showing an altercation between Remi Tinubu and some Nigerians in Lagos continues to generate reaction

- The senator representing Lagos central, has, however, denied calling anyone a thug at the public hearing of the constitution review

- According to the wife of the APC national leader, she only asked the woman if she was a thug

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Senator Oluremi Tinubu has denied calling anyone at the southwest zonal public hearing of the constitution review a thug, The Cable reports.

The lawmaker who represents Lagos Central senatorial district in the Nigerian Senate made the clarification while featuring on TVC 's breakfast show, ‘Your View’ on Friday, May 28.

Senator Remi Tinubu Denies Calling Female Politician a Thug
Remi Tinubu says said she didn’t call anyonea thug. Photo credit: @RemiTinubu
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Remi who is the wife of APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu was recently involved in an altercation with some Nigerians.

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In reaction to the video, where she called a female politician, Arinola Oloko a thug, Remi said she only asked the woman if she was one and did not call her a thug.

According to her, she expected the politician to answer the question saying she is not a thug.

In another report by The Punch, the former Lagos state first lady said it was the noise that got her attention and as somebody concerned she went to see what the problem was.

The senator said:

“Then, she kept screaming and I said what is going on, are you a thug? I am not going to take that. Are you a thug? Am I talking to a thug? Then her eyes were popping and popping. She is younger than I am, why would I call her a thug outrightly?”

Amid the reactions from the video, the Lagos state senator insisted that fights for herself and doesn't report anyone to her husband.

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She went on to note that the APC national leader tends to fault her anytime she reports to him, hence the reason why she decides to fight for herself.

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Female politician reveals she stood up to Remi Tinubu

Following the reported thug comment, Arinola who is an educationist revealed how the incident happened.

During an interview on Friday, May 28, Oloko said she attended the public hearing for constitution review with two other representatives from Bethel Nigeria.

Speaking further, the politician explained that she decried the partial treatment at the venue when denied entry. However, when Tinubu showed up she called her a thug for speaking too loud.


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