Oluremi Tinubu Reveals Husband’s Initial Resistance to Her Senate Ambition: Overcoming Challenges in Pursuit of Political Career

Oluremi Tinubu Reveals Husband’s Initial Resistance to Her Senate Ambition: Overcoming Challenges in Pursuit of Political Career

…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media. In a valedictory session of the 9th Senate of the National Assembly, the Nigerian First Lady, Oluremi Tinubu, revealed the initial resistance she faced from her husband, Bola Tinubu, in her pursuit of becoming a Senator.


However, after persistent persuasion, he eventually supported her ambition.

Resisting Ambition and Obtaining Support:

Oluremi Tinubu disclosed how her desire to join the Red Chamber in 2011 was initially met with disapproval from her husband, who emphasized the sacrifices involved in serving the nation.

However, after numerous appeals, he relented and provided his support.

She expressed her appreciation to President Tinubu for granting her the freedom to make valuable contributions to the welfare of Nigerians, particularly women, youths, and children.

Gratitude and Confusion:

Oluremi Tinubu conveyed her gratitude to her husband for his support and guidance throughout her political journey.

She acknowledged his advice-seeking availability and commended his role in enabling her to be herself and work towards improving the lives of the people.


Expressing her astonishment, she confessed her confusion about how she managed to sustain her service to the nation for three terms, highlighting the significant sacrifices required, including those made by her family.

Unity amidst Diversity:

The First Lady praised the harmonious atmosphere that existed among legislators, transcending their diverse tribal, ethnic, and religious backgrounds.

She emphasized the strong bonds of friendship and camaraderie that were forged across these divides.

Oluremi Tinubu emphasized that the representatives in the Senate collectively worked towards making informed decisions in the best interest of the nation, demonstrating their maturity and responsibility as elder statesmen and women.

Contributions to the Nation:

Oluremi Tinubu proudly stated that she fulfilled her duties as a legislator by actively engaging in various parliamentary activities.

She mentioned introducing motions and bills, some of which were successfully enacted into law.

Through her dedication and commitment, she played her part in shaping the legislative landscape and contributed to the progress of the country.


Oluremi Tinubu’s journey to the Senate was marked by initial resistance from her husband, which eventually transformed into support.


She expressed her gratitude to her husband and colleagues for their assistance and acknowledged the sacrifices required to serve the nation.

Her contributions to the Senate, along with the harmonious atmosphere and unity among legislators, highlight her dedication towards improving the lives of Nigerians and working for the betterment of the country.

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