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To Err is human, to Forgive is Divine – ‘Slapping Senator’, Elisha Abbo Apologizes, Begs Nigerians

The senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District, Senator Elisha Abbo, has apologised to Nigerians, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and women in general, following a viral video in which he was caught physically assaulting a lady at a sex toy shop in Abuja.

He made the apology at a press conference at the PDP headquarters in Abuja.

The Senator, who was close to tears at the briefing, asked for forgiveness assuring Nigerians, especially the people of Adamawa North of good conduct henceforth

According to him, ”It is not in my character to assault women, I have never done it in the past. I’m an ambassador of Christ.”

Recall that Abbo, 41, senator representing Adamawa North senatorial district (PDP), was caught on camera physically assaulting a woman at an adult sex toy shop in Abuja.

Abbo, in the video, descended on the woman with rounds of slaps after she pleaded with him not to physically assault the shop owner whom the senator had accused of insulting him.

He said: “It is with a deep sense of remorse and responsibility that I, Senator Ishaku Abbo (SIA) 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 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.”

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