A video footage where Elisha Abbo and Oluremi Tinubu, Nigerian senators, were seen engaging in a heated argument, has become a hotly debated topic on social media platforms.
Culled from TheCable, the duo were spotted, in the now-viral video, trading aggressive words during Abbo’s first hearing with the senate ad hoc committee set up to probe him.
The embattled lawmaker, who has been in the eye of the storm after a video of him assaulting a woman in a sex toy shop went viral, had apologised, but his action at the senate committee hearing on Tuesday sparked a heated argument with Tinubu, senator representing Lagos central.
Mahogany Hotel and Suites(Ibadan) 08099887255/ 08083061500.
Abbo, senator representing Adamawa north, had sought for the hearing to be done privately, saying “I am not addressing camera, I am not addressing the press.”
Tinubu, however, retorted by telling him he was new in the senate and cannot tell the committee how to handle the hearing.
“There are two senators involved in a slap scandal: One slapped a nursing mother. The other slapped the whole nation. One is threatened by Remi Tinubu &co with suspension. The other was promoted To DeputySenate Pres. That’s what she meant by “do you want us to defend you?,” a user wrote.
“You are just joining us. We have a procedure and we are also under the law. What we are doing, we are doing as a legislature. You don’t come in here when we invite you, despite you are our colleague, you are on the other side now,” she said.
The confrontation has since topped the menu on Twitter trends, where users have continued to register their differing views on the matter.
“If anything, I thank God for how Remi Tinubu handled the Elijah Abbo Session I thought he knew how to slap women, he should have gotten up to slap her for threatening him with suspension It was a case of one bully meeting a bigger bully in the schoolyard. You get what you give,” a Twitter user said.
Dunamis Kente +233248088779
“When Senator Remi Tinubu mentioned to a senator seated beside her that Abbo’s misdemeanour could be as a result of his age, I just hissed. That was a manifestation of what the political establishment think of us, younger people – as youthfully exuberant. That was not necessary,” another user said.
When Senator Remi Tinubu mentioned to a senator seated beside her that Abbo’s misdemeanor could be as a result of his age, I just hissed. That was a manifestation of what the political establishment think of us, younger people - as youthfully exuberant. That was not necessary.
I'm certain that if Senator Tinubu were a man, Nigerian men won't find what she said to Abbo ''condescending'' and ''disrespectful.'' Abbo still isn't remorseful and Senator Tinubu firmly exercising her position within the ambit of the law is what some of you can't stand. Lol. https://twitter.com/gimbakakanda/status/1148713065543819264 …
Sen Elisha Abbo is not a lily livered puppet you can Intimidate into submission especially coming from same woman who is notorious for male assault. Abbo is your colleague and not your son.Remi Tinubu was simply condescending and Abbo responded accordingly! You both can do better
Last week senator Elisha Abbo beat up and humiliated a woman and all of you were outraged but today I'm seeing people defending the same man because Senator Remi Tinubu was scolding him for that same act.
You people are soo inconsistent, the bashing of Mrs. Tinubu is not right.
If Senator Abbo was really apologetic and humbled, when Senator Remi Tinubu told him he could be suspended by the panel he would have been quiet and respectful and not talk back to her like a petulant child, he has not learnt his lesson and has no respect for women.
Senator Abbo is obviously a compulsively violent bully, but his infantilization by Remi Tinubu is intolerably insulting & unacceptable. Like Abbo, Remi was also 41 years old when she first became a senator in 2011. Did anyone denigrate her age in 2011? When did 41 become "young"?
Sen. Abbo had done an unforgivable action toward a pregnant lady and he most be punished accordingly, to me, even going to a sex toy shop is an offence, he should have send someone for that. But please i have to condemed d process of his treatment(trial).
If you are a woman here and you are talking trash at Remi Tinubu for yelling at the slapping Senator, Shame on you!
Senator Remi spoke for all Nigerian women out there who couldn’t look up to that animal. She was even reminding him she is a woman too Incase he feels like slapping
Something is worrying Nigerians,Elisha Abbo slapped a woman ON CAMERA and people are mad because Remi Tinubu didn’t talk to him with “respect”. She has every right to talk to him the way she did;it’s a DISCIPLINARY hearing and he disrespected every senator through his actions.
Remi Tinubu is a clear example of someone who through her husband's influence and manipulations got fixed into a revered office without being oriented. It's a pity a good number of our legislators don't know what the constitution provides.