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Senator Elisha Abbo, apologises, begs for forgiveness, after public outcry and protests

Valentine Chinyem



Embattled Senator representing Adamawa North, Elisha Abbo, has issued a statement, expressing regrets at his actions and begged for forgiveness.

This is following a public outcry, after videos of him assaulting a lady in a sex toy shop in Abuja emerged.

Citizens and political leaders aired their voice as they called for his prosecution.

However, the Senator while speaking in tears at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) headquarters yesterday, begged Nigerians and the Christian community to forgive him.

He said, “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.”

However the Nigerian Police Force has announced it is commencing an intensive investigation into the assault, while the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, has also set up a committee, in view of getting adequately informed of what transpired between the Senator and the lady.