Uproar as Tinubu alleges favouritism against APC in Senate


Lagos Central Senator, Oluremi Tinubu, on Wednesday protested what she called ‘favouritism’ against her party, All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Senate.

Mrs Tinubu said that as a ranking senator and member of the majority party, she should be called to move a motion and not to second one moved by a senator of a minority party.

The protest followed the presiding officer, Ike Ekweremadu’s decision to call on Gilbert Nnaji of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to move a motion for the adoption of the previous’ day votes and proceedings.

After the motion was moved by Mr Nnaji, Mrs Tinubu rose to protest the choice of the ‘minority’ senator.

“With every due respect Mr. President, can you give me a minute? Why would I second a minority for crying out loud?” an obviously angry Mrs Tinubu said.

Her protest threw the chamber into a noisy session as many PDP senators counter-protested.

Shouts of “I am not a minority” rent the air.

After a while, Mrs Tinubu continued her speech.

“We are majority, you ought to choose a majority before moving the motion and with all due respect to the Senate President, I have been here before you. All of you that are sitting, you can see that the ranking senator here, permit me, all of you that are even revolting are just rookie senators. Excuse me,” she said.

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