The Senator representing Lagos Central, Remi Tinubu, has been criticized for reportedly calling a woman a thug during the public hearing of the constitutional review on Wednesday.
Senator Remi Tinubu is leading the Senate Committee on Review of the 1999 Constitution in the South-West.
According to The Cable, 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.
Those who were yet to register had to stay in the queue, protesting their exclusion from the event. Then when some lawmakers from Oyo State passed the queue and were about to be ushered into the program, were allegedly followed by some residents, causing a commotion.
Senator 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 voiced out her frustration. The senator, who called on her and two others, reportedly called the woman a thug for speaking too loud.
While expressing their reservation for the tag on the woman, the people demanded an apology from Senator Remi Tinubu but she reportedly said.“I will not apologise for what I said. I saw it and I said it.”