A Nigerian Senator, Mr Elisha Abbo who was caught beating a woman has been honoured with an “ICON at Democracy” award by Inter-community Awareness for Change and Development Initiative (IACDI).
The embattled senator, while receiving the award, urged young Nigerians who aspire to hold public office to note that what they had done in their past could be used against them in future. He, therefore, urged them to be of good conduct at all times.
“It is not just about being in power for the sake of being in power. There is so much responsibility on young leaders, on leaders all over the world. “I believe that young people all over the world will be learning from me that there is now a huge gap between wanting to be in power and being in power to deal with the challenges of politics and swimming in the murky waters of Nigerian politics. “It is therefore important for you to conduct yourself in a way such that when you win elections tomorrow, somebody will not use what you did 10 years ago to use it to blackmail you or tarnish your hard-earned reputation and image tomorrow.”
Meanwhile, Nigerian hip-hop artist and activist, Falz ‘the bahd guy’ via his Instagram page, has reacted to the award issued to the Senator.
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What kind of a joke is this man ?! ? This is the Senator that was caught on tape assaulting a woman in an adult store. ———————— “Icon of democracy” award? ??♂️Shamelessness at the highest level. It’s actually disgusting. He should be holding a plaque that says “Biggest disgrace of the year”. ——————— To the Nigerian Police, I thought this man had been charged to court, what is the status of the case? —-——-———— To the National Assembly, What disciplinary action was taken against him? —————————— We need answers!!! This man cannot remain in the senate!! #EndImpunity