By Toby Prince
Nigerians have called out Senator Oluremi Tinubu over a clash with Senator Elisha Abbo on Tuesday at a Senate ad-hoc committee.
The duo exchanged words on Mr Abbo’s appearance before the committee which is investigating a video where the lawmaker was seen assaulting a nursing mother at an adult shop in Abuja.
Abbo, 41, had refused to swear an oath before the panel. He also refused to speak in the presence of journalists because the matter was in court.
“Distinguished, you just joined us. We have a procedure and we are also under law. You don’t come in here and dictate to us what should be done,” Mrs Tinubu told Abbo, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member.
“You are on the other side now. You don’t tell us what to do…because we can suspend you,” she added.
Visibly upset, Abbo said: “I will not sit here and listen to you threaten me with suspension. I am a senator like you. You cannot threaten me with suspension.”
Nigerians have knocked Tinubu, saying she was rude in her approach to her colleague.
There are many things to hold against Remi Tinubu, reminding a man that he’s an abuser is not one of them. At the end of the day you lot support Elisha’s assault on that woman and you’re hiding your fake outrage with a trend
— Omo n’Oba 👑 (@misopinion8ed) July 10, 2019
Senator Abbob is guilty and everybody has condemned him. He’s been fined and also tendered a public apology and the victim has also been compensated.
Remi Tinubu has no right whatsoever ever to be addressing the man in such rude /1
— Ary Berry (@AremuAbayomi5) July 10, 2019
All they needed was someone to hate and “boom” Sen. Remi Tinubu shows up. They left the POS slapping senator & now facing Sen. Tinubu for doing no wrong except being a woman & “talking down” on that disgraceful male senator.
That POS still showed no remorse for his actions!
— Saheed Afolabi (@afosahid) July 10, 2019
Tiger (Abbo) meets Leopard (Remi Tinubu). Na claw fight. She was condescending and transferring aggression from other sources.
— Jerroid (@mankilikj) July 10, 2019
How can this be Remi Tinubu?
Where are the Feminist?
Can’t you come out and defend Remi for standing for women now? pic.twitter.com/aYWdlGxqj1
— Yahaya M (@Abdulra96614106) July 10, 2019
Senator Abbo will decamp to APC las las… Aso rock will welcome him, Mrs Remi Tinubu will take him to Lagos, everything will be settled, Senator Tinubu will take him back to the red chamber.
At the end of it all, the house will protect their own.. And Everyone will be alright!
— Man Wey Sabi (@Klassiquuee) July 10, 2019