From Umar Dankano, Yola.
The Peoples Democratic Party,PDP,Adamawa state chapter has called on the National Assembly especially senate’s ethics and disciplinary committee to temper justice with mercy in handling the case of erring Senator representing Adamawa North,Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo for assaulting a nursing mother at a sex shop in Abuja recently.
Addressing the media on the matter in Yola Thursday,Chairman of the party,Barrister Abubukar Tahir Shehu, said the party and its membership in the state are irked by the “over reactiveness of the senator (Abbo)”condemning the act in its entirety.
“It is in public domain that the leadership of the senate has constituted a panel to investigate the circumstances of the incidence .
“We support in totality the action of the senate.However,we wish to call on the the senate panel to show magnanimity and tamper justice with mercy .It should not be used as vendetta against Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo as being clamoured by some interest groups”.Shehu pleaded
Barristar Shehu stated that “it is expected that misunderstanding may arise but what is more important is the way and manner in which they are handled.Men of honour and particularly elected legislative officers should not,either in private or public molest,assault or degrade any person,more so a woman.
“We can not fathom any acceptable reason for the action of senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo.We therefore condemn and distance ourselves from this unruly behavior”.Shehu decried.
The party however apologies to the people of his constituency,state,the country as well as. Women folk appealing to the victim and her family to forgive the Senator.
“We wish to state that every human being has the propensity to err and only the divine can forgive.It is upon this premise that we call upon the lady who was assaulted and her immediate family to forgive the excesses of Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo,
“We salute the courage of Nigerians for standing up to condemn this dastardly act, even though he has tendered an un-reserved apology to the Lady in question and Nigerians”.the party added.
The party observed that the Senator Abbo’s episode will serve as a great lesson to him and other public office holders especially as it relates to human relationship with others no matter the status in life.