Elisha Abbo, lawmaker representing Adamawa north, has described himself as an “ambassador of Christ”, tendering an apology to Nigerians over the incident at a sex toy shop in Abuja.
Abbo has been under fire since a video where he was seen hitting an attendant at a shop in Abuja went viral. Following massive outrage the senate set up a committee to probe him while Mohammed Adamu, inspector general of police, ordered that he should be investigated.
In a statement he personally signed on Wednesday, Abbo said he had learnt his lessons and would be of good conduct from now on.
“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,” the statement read.
“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.”