Nigerians Torn Over Elisha Abbo And Remi Tinubu Spat

Oluremi Tinubu

Many Nigerians are on different sides of the divide when it comes the matter of Elisha Abbo and Senator Oluremi Tinubu, with some for her and others, against.

Elisha Abbo is the senator who slapped a nursing mother in a sex shop recently and to this end, he was arrested and charged. Due to his position, he was also compelled to appear before the Senate ad-hoc committee which was investigating the case which took place on the 11th of May 2019.

Oluremi Tinubu was heading the committee and was unimpressed with the Senator’s behavior as he was reluctant to talk in front of journalists whom he said could use anything he said against him in the media.

The former first lady of Lagos state was upset by this statement and said: “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,”

Senator Abbo was not having it though and he hit right back at her saying that he would not be intimidated nor threatened.

“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 are torn over the situation. There are those who believe that Oluremi Tinubu was rude and that the fact that she attributed his actions to his age is unacceptable. There are also those in support of Tinubu who believe that Abbo has no right to make any demands seeing as what he did was heinous and there are those who also believe that Abbo’s disposition is because Tinubu is a woman.

It was a huge deal on Twitter. You can read below to see some of the responses.


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