By Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja
The Senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District, Elisha Ishaku Abbo has apologised to Nigerians, his constituency, the Senate and to the women folk for assaulting a nursing mother in a toy shop in Abuja.
Senator Abbo, at a press briefing at the headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Wadata House, Abuja on Wednesday, noted that his action had heated the polity, adding that his actions did not in any way represent his family upbringing.
He also asked for forgiveness from Bibra (the assaulted sales attendant) and her family and his church, stressing that the incident has taught him a great lesson.
The Senator further promised members of his constituency to be of good behaviour.
At his press briefing which lasted for 10 minutes, he said, “it is with a deep sense of remorse and responsibility that I, Senator Ishaku Abbo (SlA) 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.
“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 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”.