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Sen Tinubu accuses Saraki of demoting her

By The Rainbow
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FOR some minutes yesterday during plenary session, there was a mild drama as Chairman, Senate Committee on Women Affairs, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, APC, Lagos Central raised alarm that the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki has 'demoted' her.

Senator Oluremi Tinubu who is the wife of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, challenged Saraki for placing Senator Andy Uba higher than her during the adoption of votes and proceedings of Wednesday.

She raised the issue when Saraki asked her to second the motion by Senator Andy Uba, PDP, Anambra South. Saraki had at the commencement of yesterday's sitting asked Senator Uba to move the motion for the adoption of votes and proceedings in consonance with the tradition of the Senate. Both Senator Tinubu and Saraki are second timer at the Upper Chamber as they have been at the Senate since 2011.

When Senate President Saraki asked Senator Tinubu to second Uba's motion, she stood up, protested it, saying “I am protesting, I will second it grudgingly, I won't thank you for demoting me, God is here.