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Published On: Wed, Jul 9th, 2014

2015: Lagos PDP vows to stop Oluremi Tinubu’s return bid

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Senator Oluremi TinubuFrom Ayodele Samuel, Lagos

The Lagos State Chapter of Peoples Democratic Party PDP has vowed to stop the return of Senator Oluremi Tinubu to the Senate.

This is just as the PDP also cautioned the Senator to stop disgracing the state by her “unparliamentary, unpatriotic and inexperienced manner of carrying out ordinary legislative functions and privileges.”

The PDP in a statement signed its Publicity Secretary, Taofik Gani, further vowed that unless the Senator is lucky to escape reprimand by the Senate, it shall mobilize voters in Lagos Central Senatorial District to invoke section 69 of Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution. The said section talks about Powers and Processes to recall a Senator or Member of the House of Representatives.

The Party’s stance is on the heels of reports of two interviews granted in two different national newspapers wherein the Senator disparaged the Senate as a nonentity and also described the hallowed Chamber as not befitting enough of her likes to return!

The said interviews were brought on the floor of the Senate by senator Victor Ndoma-Egba. The Senate has consequently asked it’s committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions to investigate the Lagos Senator.

“First, we want to reassure Senator Remi Tinubu that indeed she has had her fill in the Senate and can never return to the Senate in 2015, at least not as a Lagos Senator.

“As a matter of fact, her completing this present term is hanging on balance. Unless she is lucky to scale through the Senate and be cleared by the Senate committee charged to investigate her, we shall mobilise voters from her Senatorial District to commence the process of her recall as allowed under section 69 of our Constitution.

“Lagosians are now too embarrassed by the ignoble actions of this APC Senator who we expected would be a fast learner and graduate from being a rookie Senator to an experienced Senator.

Indeed, we do recognise her right of freedom of expression, however, she ought to exercise same within the rules of the Senate. Persistently making same mistakes shows that she is either treacherous or inexperienced and consequently unfit to remain in the Senate.

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