The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the viral CCTV footage published by Premium Times showing the Senator representing Adamawa North at the National Assembly, Elisha Abbo assaulting a nursing mother at an Abuja adult toy shop in May over a minor disagreement.
Senator Abbo: The attention of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the @OfficialPDPNig 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. pic.twitter.com/cwxT8R4stE
— Official PDP Nigeria (@OfficialPDPNig) July 3, 2019
According to a statement released by the party’s spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan on Wednesday, the PDP in condemning what it described as an “act of lawlessness and callousness,” expressed shock that the harmless victim of the unprovoked assault is said to be a nursing mother, who ought to be protected.
“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,” it read.
Stressing that the action was the personal conduct of an individual which has no bearing with the culture of the party, it added that no responsible person will condone such an attitude.
The opposition party further announced that its National Working Committee (NWC) has commenced investigation into the matter and summoned the lawmaker in line with the provisions of the Constitution of the PDP and code of conduct for its members, while assuring Nigerians that it will always stand on the side of justice.
“In the same vein, the party has taken note of the immediate action taken by the
@NGRSenate. 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.