The trending video of the heated argument between Senators Remi Tinubu and Elisha Abbo has generated massive public reactions.
Nigerians on Twitter were divided on the face-off at the Senate Disciplinary and Ethics committee session.
While some are of the opinion that Tinubu was condescending and harsh on her controversial colleagues, others reckon he truly deserved the tongue-lashing.
www.naijagistland.com has therefore curated the views of both sides for your reading pleasure.
Sen.Remi Tinubu in action. Shamelessly assaulting a colleague. How different is she from Sen.Elisha Ishaku Abbo? She is morally dirty to be a member of the c’ttee investigating the freshman senator from Adamawa. pic.twitter.com/Hb7WIxkEQr
— John Danfulani (@john_danfulani) July 10, 2019
Yes Elisha Abbo is a despicable man for his action & should be suspended/punished, but Remi Tinubu deserves to be jailed for hate crimes. This is the Landlady of Lagos mouthing about hw she hates and doesn't Igbo.
Equality is Equity
— DEMAGOGUE .🔺senior advocat🎓 (@von_Bismack) July 10, 2019
Remi Tinubu own too much jare, she just dey bully Abbo, if you notice the other man was tryna caution her, she wan dey show her self. There are better ways to handle things not bcos ur Husband is Tinubu then U feel you can show power. Make she go sit down jare, she hs done worse pic.twitter.com/C86bkotZDC
— Uncle Henry↙️ (@henrystev27) July 10, 2019
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"?
— Farooq Kperogi, Ph.D (@farooqkperogi) July 10, 2019
I'm not making a case for him.
I'm only saying Remi Tinubu should not be on a panel reviewing assault owing to her precedent. pic.twitter.com/9e8qpBpXoh
— Desiderata (@Horsesmouth14) July 9, 2019
Sen.Remi Tinubu spoke carelessly & arrogantly.When Sen.Abbo tried returning fire;she reminded him that she is another woman. Is she telling us that if you are a woman you have an automatic license to behave roughly & rudely to colleagues? https://t.co/RQ0WpRMjiP
— John Danfulani (@john_danfulani) July 9, 2019
Remi Tinubu is as arogant as her husband. You aren't any step higher than Sen. Elisha Abbo. You have no superiority to threaten a fellow senator with suspension. She was even asking them to off the Mike
They are those who think they single-handedly own this nation.
— The Retired General 🇳🇬🇳🇬 (@MartinsAniobi) July 9, 2019
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. pic.twitter.com/P3LnvOQ6It
— Ayatutu (@AyatutuKaSeTiv) July 10, 2019
LMAO look how people are now defending Elisha Abbo with vigour because Remi Tinubu, in her capacity as a member of a disciplinary committee, informed him that suspension is within the power. pic.twitter.com/gDEMgDZIoG
— Child of Disobedience (@Misundastudent) July 10, 2019
Remi Tinubu is being called arrogant and condescending.
Do we realise it was a disciplinary committee not an owambe??
— Dr Ola Brown (Orekunrin) (@NaijaFlyingDr) July 10, 2019
This is not about being senators
Its a committee constituted to investigate a matter where Remi Tinubu is the chairman of the committee
Its a disciplinary committee and not senators meeting mind you.
— Ogbeni Shittu Afeez (@Ogbeni_shittu) July 9, 2019
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. pic.twitter.com/wu7xNC7azs
— Esther 🌺 (@SimplyAYT_) July 9, 2019
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
— S.L.E.D.G.E 🔨 (@SledgeAma) July 9, 2019
Kudos to Remi Tinubu for not allowing this scumbag, Elisha Abbo intimidate her.
Abbo's audacity inspite of being wrong is disgusting and inhumane! 😤😤😤 pic.twitter.com/UQr2tpSkGY
— .♛. (@theCyberNewt) July 9, 2019
And this tweet is prophetic, judging by the tone of the exchanges so far:
I know the Remi Tinubu and Elisha Abbo argument will soon lead to APC vs PDP issue on twitter. Just wait and see.
— General De Way🙌 (@edwardbode) July 9, 2019