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‘My President’: Nigerians Praise Atiku Over Statement On Senator Abbo



‘My President’: Nigerians Praise Atiku Over Statement On Senator Abbo

Nigerians have taken to the micro-blogging site to praise the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party in the 2019 Presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, over his comment on Senator Elisha Abbo.

Naija News had reported earlier that Abubakar confirmed that he knows Senator Abbo, who assaulted a woman in a sex toy shop, but the law must take its cause.

This online news platform recalls that Abbo, Nigeria’s youngest senator, was caught hitting the woman after she begged him not to assault the shopowner whom the lawmaker accused of insulting him.

It was learned that the assault occurred on May 11 a month before Abbo was sworn in on June 11 as a senator of the 9th Nigerian Senate on the platform of the PDP, Nigeria’s main opposition party.

The assault was reported on May 14 at the Maitama Area Command Headquarters on Nile Street, but the police told the victim to go look for the Senator’s telephone number or they would not be able to do anything about it.

Reacting to the incident, the Wazirin Adamawa said he knows Abbo quite well but that the law is clear and that leaders must lead by example.

In the statement, Abubakar advised his party to take disciplinary action against Senator Abbo, and also called the Adamawa North lawmaker to apologise publicly and submit himself to the police.

His words: “I have seen the alleged assault video involving Sen. Elisha Abbo. The video is sad, inexcusable. I know the Senator quite well. But the law is clear and leaders must lead by example.

“‪‪I advise him to publicly apologize, voluntarily go to the police and show a good example expected of a young leader. I also call on our party, the PDP to take necessary disciplinary action and the Nigerian Police to ensure the law takes its full course,” he added.

Moments after his statement on Twitter, Nigerians jumped on the same platform to praise the PDP bigwig, describing him as “My President.”

Naija News captured some of the reactions below…