Senator representing Lagos Central, Remi Tinubu has been blasted by a human rights activist, Aisha Yesufu, for allegedly addressing a woman rudely and calling her a thug.
A viral video showed Mrs Tinubu abused the woman during the public hearing of the constitutional review, which held at the Marriot Hotel in Lagos on Wednesday.
The senator representing Lagos Central is leading the Senate Committee on Review of the 1999 Constitution in the South-West.
The woman was said to have protested for not being allowed to enter the venue for the event, a development that made Mrs Tinubu described her as a thug.
Some people at the event, unhappy with the name-calling demanded that the senator apologise to the woman but responding, Tinubu said repeatedly, “I will not apologise for what I said. I saw it and I said it.”
Some of the people at the event were heard criticizing the Lagos East senator, with a man saying, “Madam senator, don’t call her a thug. You begged us to vote for you…”
Aisha, in an interview with the Punch on Thursday, said that Mrs Tinubu displayed disgusting arrogance by calling the woman a thug.
Yesufu said, “It’s so much disgusting arrogance from a Senator who is an elected official to speak to citizens in that manner and this is not the first time Remi Tinubu is doing this. She looks down on people. I’m sure she is used to people who come to her, rolling on the floor and she thinks everybody will bow before her family. That is why she keeps on carrying this arrogance around.
“It is good that the citizens called her out there and asked her to apologise and this is what needs to happen, we need to bring down this arrogance that these politicians have.
“What has been her contribution since she has been in the Senate? What has she contributed to national issues? What has she contributed to women issues? Nothing. She is just there just because she is there. People who get to power out of tokenism have this kind of arrogance that comes from emptiness. It is absolutely annoying and disgraceful that she behaves that way not knowing that she is there to serve the people.”