By Emmanuel Peter-
Due to public outcry and strong criticism that trailed the action of Sen. Ishaku Abbo, across the country over his alleged assault on a nursing mother in a toy shop, the senator has finally tendered his apologies to Mrs. Bibra and her family and to Nigerians in general.
You can recall that former Vice-President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has cancelled the young senator to tender his apologize to the assaulted woman and as well surrender himself to the police for the law to fully take it course.
In what seems like remorseful thought, Sen. Abbo hid to advise from well meaning Nigerians and had subsequently tendered his Unreserved apologize to the woman and to Nigerians in a press statement he personally issued.
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)