Senator Elisha Abbo apologizes in a Press Conference
Senator Elisha Abbo (Adamawa North District) has tendered his apology in a press conference after a video of him physically assaulting a woman in a sex toy shop in Abuja went viral.
The youngest Senator in the 9th National Assembly, was seen in 10-minute video footage repeatedly slapping a woman after she pleaded with him not to physically assault the shop owner.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmaker while addressing the press conference said he regretted his actions and apologized to his victim and her family as well as all Nigerians.
”I personally apologize to Barbra and her family for my actions. No matter what you did to me, you did not deserve such treatment,” he said.
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Press Conference by Senator Ishaku Abbo (SIA) (PDP Adamawa North)
It is with a deep sense of remorse and responsibility that I, Senator Ishaku Abbo (SIA) profoundly apologize to all Nigerians, the Senate, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), my family, friends as well as our mothers – the Nigerian women.
I personally apologize to Bibra and her family for my action towards her, which has brought immense discomfort in our body polity.
I have never been known or associated with such actions in the past. Regardless of what transpired prior to my expression of anger, I am sincerely sorry and plead that all men and women of good conscience should have the heart to forgive me. To err is human, to forgive is divine.
To the Church of God everywhere in the world, I am sorry. As an Ambassador of Christ, much is expected of me.
My family and religious upbringing do not give approval to such conduct and for this, as a leader, I seek forgiveness before God and all those who feel offended by my action.
Indeed, this episode has taught me a very great lesson both as a private citizen and a public officer, particularly as a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria upon whom public confidence is bestowed.
Finally, I assure Nigerians, especially the people of Adamawa North of my good conduct at all times.
Thank you and God bless.
Senator Ishaku Abbo (SIA)