Senator Elisha Abbo has apologised for battering a female attendant at an adult toy store in Abuja.
The lawmaker representing Adamawa north was caught on camera repeatedly hitting the woman at the shop in the nation’s capital.
But in a video released by Premium Times today (Wednesday), the senator expressed remorse, apologising to the lady, the senate, his family, friends and the party.
Senator Abbo also called on Nigerians to forgive him for his actions, assuring them of a proper conduct in the future.
Below is the full text of Senator Elisha Abbo’s apology letter
Press Conference by Senator Ishaku Abbo (SIA) (PDP Adamawa North)
It is with a deep sense of remorse and responsibility that I, Senator Ishaku Abbo (SIA) 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.
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 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.
Senator Ishaku Abbo (SIA)