Tinubu’s wife confronts Saraki, accuses him of demoting her

Mild drama played out at the Senate’s plenary Thursday when the wife of a leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Oluremi Tinubu confronted the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, accusing him of demoting her.

 Senator Oluremi Tinubu
Senator Oluremi Tinubu

Tinubu, (APC, Lagos Central) who chairs Senate Committee on Women Affairs, challenged Saraki for placing Senator Andy Uba higher than her during the adoption of votes and proceedings.

Both Tinubu and Saraki have been at the Red Chamber since 2011.
DailyTrust reports that Saraki had at the commencement of Thursday’s plenary asked Senator Uba (PDP, Anambra South) to move the motion for the adoption of votes and proceedings of Wednesday in line with the tradition.

He also asked Senator Tinubu to second it, but when she stood up, she protested it, saying “I will second it grudgingly, I won’t thank you for demoting me, God is here.

“I was a better Senator than him even when we were at the seventh Senate, but I will second the votes and proceedings,” she said, as general laughter rented the floor.