The Senator representing Lagos Central Senatorial District, Remi Tinubu, has come under fire over her comments which knocked Senator Smart Adeyemi, who represents Kogi West Senatorial District, for speaking out on the security challenges rocking the country.
Senator Adeyemi, on Tuesday, during plenary, had lamented the worsening security situation in the country.
According to the senator, the current security situation in the country is worse than civil war.
Nigeria has been experiencing security hitches in every part of the country.
In recent weeks, the country has witnessed a spike in criminal activities, orchestrated by Boko Haram insurgents, armed bandits and hoodlums.
The Kogi West lawmaker called on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to seek foreign aid in the fight against insecurity.
According to him, “Billions of naira have been voted for security services and nothing is coming out of it.”
In his words,, “This is the worst instability we are facing. In fact, this is worse than the civil war.”
However, Senator Remi Tinubu, who is the wife of one of the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in her side remarks attacked her counterpart asking, “Are you in PDP? Are you a wolf in sheep’s clothing?”
Adeyemi, however, ignored the side comments of his counterparts and continued with his passionate speech.
“We shouldn’t pretend that we need foreign support now. Billions of naira have been voted for security services and nothing is coming out of it.
“I’m a party man and I’m supporting APC but it has gotten to a point that as supporters we cannot keep quiet,” he added.
Meanwhile, Tinubu’s comments have been generating barrage of reactions in the Nigerian Twitter Community.
Some Nigerians were baffled by the comments made by the Senator as many linked them to the fact that she might become a first lady of the country if the recent speculation about her husband Tinubu’s presidential ambition is anything to go by.
From the reactions harvested from Twitter, Nigerians are reacting this way: “Senator Remi Tinubu doesn’t represent Lagos Central constituency. She doesn’t represent Lagosians. She doesn’t represent Yoruba people. She doesn’t represent Nigerians in general. Senator Remi Tinubu represents and only represents Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu,”(@ayosogunro)
“Smart Adeyemi: This is the worst instability the Country has suffered since the civil war. Remi Tinubu, wife of a potential APC Presidential Cand: Are you in PDP?
Basically saying the Country is safe for APC. Tinubu’s family is politicising insecurity,”(@Sodiqtade)
“Are you a Wolf in Sheep clothing??”
Remi Tinubu wants to be First Lady at the expense of the blood of innocent Nigerians. May that dream never come true,”(@theonly1acre)
“Smart Adeyemi was pouring out his soul, genuinely or not I’m not concerned, about the rate of insecurity in this country what a sitting senator, Remi Tinubu, cared about was political parties. The BMC trait to politicize everything has its roots in Bourdillon,”(@Samcleave_GZLA)