The Northern Youths Movement (NYM) has described yesterday’s verbal
assault on Senator Ishakku Abbo by Senator Oluremi Tinubu as
unwarranted and uncalled for, demanding that she must apologise for
being rude to her fellow senator.
According a release issued in Abuja on Wednesday, which was signed by
the NYM Chairman, Mallam Ishaya Jato, Senator Tinubu was described as
a “serial bully” who ought not to have been included in the Senate
Committee to probe Senator Abbo’s alleged assault on a lady.
The youths said even though they were against what Senator Abbo did,
it is instructive that he has apologised and now facing charges in
They pointed out that Senator Tinubu lacked moral justification to be
part of committee to sit on ethics and values among Senators because
by her past acts and utterances, she is a bully.
The group said it was on record that Senator Tinubu once harassed
Senator Musiliu Obanikoro at the floor of the Senate and the video of
that shameful act is still on YouTube till today.
Also, Senator Tinubu once lied against and harassed Senator Dino
Melaye by calling him dog and thug at the floor of the Senate.
This same Senator Tinubu was caught on camera saying she no longer
trust the Igbo people living in Lagos, just because they exercise
their democratic rights to vote a candidate of their choice. That
statement, “Igbo, we no dey trust una again” is anti-unity and oneness
Therefore, threatening a fellow Senator with suspension is a
demonstration of her tyrannical nature and we in the NYM take
exception to a woman disrespecting a man just as we are against any
man assaulting a woman.