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Abbo takes Atiku’s advice, presents public apology for misconduct


The Senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District, Senator Elisha Abbo has apologised for assaulting a nursing mother, an advice given to him by Alh. Atiku Abubakar.

The senator, on Wednesday during a media briefing in Abuja, wept as he apologised to mothers, Nigerians, his party; the Peoples Democratic Party,  the National Assembly, his family, the victim and her family as well as all people who were embarrassed by his conduct.

He stated that he has never been known or associated with assault in the past.

He said that regardless of what transpired prior to his expression of anger, he was sincerely sorry and pleaded that all men and women should have the heart to forgive him.

Abbo said, “I’m not here to tell my own side of the story.

“It is with a deep sense of remorse and responsibility that I, Senator Ishaku Abbo profoundly apologise to all Nigerians, the Senate, the Peoples Democratic Party, 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.”

He added, “l 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.”

Earlier, Atiku Abubakar, condemned the alleged assault of a woman by Abbo. He advised him to publicly apologise, voluntarily go to the police and show a good example expected of a young leader. While he also call on the People’s Democratic Party, to take necessary disciplinary action and ensure the law takes its full course.


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