The Senator representing Lagos Central, Remi Tinubu, has been severely berated by political observers for reportedly calling a woman a thug during the public hearing of the constitutional review on Wednesday.
This was contained in a video seen by 1st News with Remi Tinubu involved in a shouting match with some Nigerians who attended the event at the Marriot Hotel in Lagos.
The lawmaker, wife of Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC); is the head of the Senate Committee on Review of the 1999 Constitution in the South-West.
It was reported that residents queued to register before they were allowed into the venue of the event.
However, when the state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, came in through the back door, the front door was shut and the registration closed.
Remi Tinubu in slanging match after calling a woman a thug at the venue of the constitutional review hearing pic.twitter.com/GZaoxRAkx4
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Those who were yet to register were said to have stayed in the queue, protesting their exclusion from the event.
Some lawmakers from Oyo State, who passed the queue and were about to be ushered into the programme, were allegedly followed by some residents, causing a commotion.
Remi Tinubu was said to have shown up at the backdoor to allow the lawmakers in.
However, a woman, who reportedly complained about being denied entry, was said to have decried the partial treatment and voiced out her frustration.
The senator, after beckoning on her and two others, reportedly called the woman a thug for speaking too loud.
The remark was said to have caused an altercation between Remi Tinubu and those who heard her.
While expressing their reservation for the tag on the woman, the people demanded an apology from Tinubu.
“I will not apologise for what I said. I saw it and I said it,” she reportedly said.
However, some people at the scene criticised the senator for being “rude”.
“Madam senator, don’t call her a thug. You begged us to vote for you…” a man at the scene said.