SENATOR ELISHA ABBO TENDERS APOLOGY OVER ASSAULT OF WOMAN.
Senator representing Adamawa North, Elisha Abbo Cliff has apologized to Nigerians and the victim of his assault.
A viral video had shown the senator aged 41 of the People’s Democratic party assaulting a lady without any visible provocation.
Since the emergence of the video, the young senator came under attack by different people calling for investigation and arrest of the senator.
Even his party, the PDP condemned his action and promised to investigate the incident, while the presidential candidate of the party, Abubakar Atiku also urged him to apologize as his action was “inexcusable”.
His apology came during a press conference at his instance in Abuja on Wednesday.
“I personally apologize to Bibra (the victim) 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 of 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 very great lessons, but as a private citizen and a public officer, particularly as a senator of the federal republic of Nigeria upon whom public confidence is bestowed,” Mr Abbo said as he broke down in tears.
He assured Nigerians, especially the youth of Adamawa North, of his good conduct at all time.