….Summons Senator for investigation
By Lateef Ibrahim, Ibrahim, Abuja
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has condemned the action of its elected Senator from Adamawa State, Mr Elisha Abbo for assaulting a supermarket attendant in Abuja and ordering her arrest.
The PDP specifically described the action of Senator Abbo as lawless and callous.
Consequently, the National Working Committee, NWC, of the leading opposition party has summoned the Senator and commenced investigation into the matter in line with the provisions of the constitution of the PDP and code of conduct of members.
The PDP, in a statement yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan in Abuja, also said that it has taken note of the immediate action taken by the Senate over the matter.
The PDP stated that as a law-abiding and upstanding party, it detests and completely condemns such act of lawlessness and callousness as exhibited in the video and will therefore never condone it.
It stressed further that no responsible person will condone such an attitude.
The full statement by Ologbondiyan reads, “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”, it said.
The PDP however assured 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.