PDP Condemns Senator Abbo’s Action
The Peoples Democratic Party has reacted to allegations of battery levelled against one of the Senators elected on its platform.
Recall as previously reported by Naija News, a viral video of Sen. Elisha Abbo emerged online in which the Adamawa senator was seen slapping a lady severally.
The incident was said to have occurred in a sex toy shop located in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
In its reaction, the PDP in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan and sent to our newsroom, condemned Abbo’s action.
The statement also said the party has commenced an investigation and has summoned the Senator.
Olgbondiyan said in the statement:
“The attention of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been drawn to a CCTV footage relating to allegations of malfeasance by a senator elected on the platform of the PDP, Senator Elisha Abbo.”
“The PDP, as a law-abiding and upstanding party, detests and completely condemn such act of lawlessness and callousness as exhibited in the video and will therefore never condone it.”
“Our party is also shocked that the harmless victim of the unprovoked assault is said to be a nursing mother, who ought to be protected.”
“Though this is a personal conduct of an individual which has no bearing with the culture of our party, the PDP, however, holds that no responsible person will condone such an attitude.”
“In the light of this, the NWC has commenced investigation into the matter and summons Senator Elisha Abbo in line with the provisions of the Constitution of the PDP and code of conduct of our members.”
“In the same vein, the party has taken note of the immediate action taken by the Senate.”
“The PDP, at all levels of engagement, is reputed for her utmost respect and commitment towards the rights, safety and wellbeing of our citizens, particularly our women and cannot tolerate any callous assault on any Nigerian.”
“The PDP therefore assures Nigerians that it will always stand on the side of justice and will never spare a thought in taking action on any of its members found wanting, particularly those elected or appointed into public offices.”
Source: Naija News