Senator Ishaku Elisha Abbo has sought for forgiveness from Nigerians, and Bibira, the girl he beat up at a sex toy shop in Abuja.
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The video of the 41-year-old senator, who represents Adamawa North in the red chamber slapping the sale girl repeatedly, went viral triggering outrage culminating in protest with the senate setting up a committee to probe Abbo and the Inspector General of Police, Muhammad Idris ordering his arrest.
The senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial district addressed newsmen at the national secretariat of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) where he begged Nigerians, claiming he is an ambassador of Christ in a speech he read.
The speech: “It is with a deep sense of remorse and responsibility that I, Senator lshaku Abbo profoundly apologise to all Nigerians, the Senate, the 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.
“l 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 I 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.”