Nigerian senator Elisha Abbo, who assaulted a woman, apologises, begs for forgiveness

The Nigerian senator whose video was trending on social media for assaulting a woman in a sex toy shop in Abuja has tendered an apology to Nigerians.

According to Premium times the assault occurred in 11th May, 2019, in the presence of a police officer who arrested the woman instead of helping her.

He apologized last Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019, in the midst of journalists in Abuja.

His apology goes as follows;

 “It is with a deep sense of remorse and responsibility that I, Senator Ishaku Abbo, 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 (the victim) 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 of 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 very great lessons, but as a private citizen and a public officer, particularly as a senator of the federal republic of Nigeria upon whom public confidence is bestowed,” Mr Abbo said as he broke down in tears.

He promised Nigerians to be of good conduct always.

Many Nigerians have been displeased and angered by his actions.  Others did not fail to speak on how displeased they were, including Atiku Abubakar, the 2019 presidential aspirant.

Senator Abbo had initially accepted that he was the one in the video and he did what he did because he was angered.

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