Nigerian Senator, Elisha Abbo, has apologized for assaulting a nursing mother at a shop in Abuja, while also begging for forgiveness.
The senator who has been under fire since the video surfaced on the internet yesterday took to his social media page to tender the apology after petitions were raised for his resignation.
He made the apology at a press conference at the PDP headquarters in Abuja.
The Senator who was closed to tears at the briefing asked for forgiveness, saying it is not in his character to assault women.
Watch the video of him apologizing below;
Press conference by Senator Elisha Abbo – He apologized. pic.twitter.com/Cp07yrzkR1
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Elisha Abbo’s aplogy is coming after presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar asked him to tender a public apology to the woman and to Nigerians in general.
“I’ve seen the alleged assault video involving Sen. Elisha Abbo. The video is sad, inexcusable. I know the Senator quite well. But the law is clear and leaders must lead by example.
“I advise him to publicly apologize, voluntarily go to the police and show a good example expected of a young leader. I also call on our party, the @OfficialPDPNig to take necessary disciplinary action and the @PoliceNG to ensure the law takes its full course.”