The embattled senator representing Adamawa north in the National Assembly, Senator Elisha Abbo, on Wednesday wept uncontrollably as he sought for forgiveness from the lady he assaulted and Nigerians at an Abuja sex toys’ shop.
Senator Abbo who broke down in tears while addressing journalists in Abuja, at the headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday said assaulting ladies was not in his character.
He said “It is with a deep sense of remorse and responsibility that I Senator Ishaku Abbo (SIA) profoundly apologise to all Nigerians, the Senate, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as well as our mothers – the Nigerian women.
“I personally apologise to Babra (the lady he assaulted) and her family for my action, which has brought immense discomfort in our body polity.
“l 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.
“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 repose.”