The senator representing Adamawa North, Elisha Ishaku Abbo, seen in cctv footage to have assaulted a lady in a toy shop in Abuja, yesterday apologised to Nigerians and the Senate for his condemnable behaviour.
Abbo also apologised to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the political party under which he won election to be in the Senate.
The embattled senator while addressing reporters in Abuja on the incident, expressed his remorse saying that he’s an ambassador of Christ. Adding that he has not been known for such absurd act in the past.
“It is with a deep sense of remorse and responsibility that I, Senator Ishaku Abbo (SIA) profoundly apologise to all Nigerians, the Senate, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), my family, friends as well as our mothers – the Nigerian women.
“I personally apologise 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.”