The lawmaker representing Lagos Central Senatorial District, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, was pictured in a loving mood with her husband, Ahmed Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Senator Tinubu gave her husband a peck as the couple joined others to celebrate the Valentine today at their Bourdillon residence in Ikoyi, Lagos. The couple are already anticipating for the forthcoming elections in two days time which they hope will go in favour of the ruling party.
Oluremi Tinubu (born 21 September 1960) is the former first Lady and currently a Senator of Lagos State. She is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Oluremi Tinubu was the youngest of 12 children; she was raised in Ogun State. Tinubu received a B.S. in Education from the University of Ife, and a National Certificate of Education in Botany and Zoology from the Adeyemi College of Education. Oluremi Tinubu became the First Lady of Lagos State when her husband, Bola Tinubu, was elected as governor. As first lady, she established the New Era Foundation, dedicated to establishing centres for “all round development of young ones and promote public awareness on environmental health and community service.”
When Tinubu was elected, it was challenged at the Legislative House Election Petition Tribunal -which would later convene and uphold the election in 2012. Tinubu was one of over 100 senators elected in the 8th assembly in 2015. However, only six of these were women. The others were Stella Oduah and Uche Ekwunife, who both represent Anambra, Fatimat Raji Rasaki, Rose Okoji Oko and Binta Garba.
Educationist, civil rights advocate turned politician, Senator Oluremi Tinubu in 2011 became the first woman to have ascended to the Senate after her husband. As senator representing Lagos Central Senatorial District, besides pushing bills and motions on the floor of the Senate and in committee rooms, she has also impacted largely on her constituency through programmes directed at widows (Widows Economic Empowerment Scheme, WEES), Petty Traders Empowerment Capital Scheme, PETECS and the Good Boys and Girls Empowerment Scheme, GBEGES and through educational and other Senate zonal intervention programmes.
Source: National Helm