We don’t trust Igbo people – Remi Tinubu

Oluremi Tinubu Remi Tinubu

Senator Remi Tinubu, representing Lagos Central at the National Assembly, sparked controversy on Saturday when she told an Igbo voter that she does not trust the ethnic group.

The wife of All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Bola Tinubu, spoke after voting at the polling unit in front of her Bourdillon residence in Lekki.

Speaking directly to a physically challenged voter identified as Charles Nnamani, Mrs. Tinubu alleged that the Igbo in Lagos did not vote for President Muhammadu Buhari during the presidential election.

When Nnamani told her that he voted for Buhari, the 58-year-old responded in Pidgin English, “How I go know? Igbo, we no dey trust una again (How will I know? You Igbo, we don’t trust you anymore.)”

Tinubu, who was elected for a third term in the Senate last month, had earlier told people who demanded money from her at the polling booth “show me your hand, get the money.”

An Itsekiri from Delta State, Remi Tinubu is a deaconess with the Redeemed Christian Church of God.