The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to the trending footage of Senator Elisha Abbo, publicly assaulting a woman.
Abubakar, a former vice president of Nigeria, advised the lawmaker, whom he says he knows very well, to voluntarily go to the police and show a good example expected of a young leader.
Senator Abbo, who is the youngest lawmaker in the 9th Senate, representing Adamawa North, was seen brutally hitting a woman in a sex toy shop in Abuja.
However, the lawmaker, a PDP member claimed in a short statement that the video was doctored and the incident occurred before he became a lawmaker.
Speaking via his Twitter handle on Wednesday, Atiku described the incident as sad and inexcusable, while urging the young lawmaker to give a public apology.
He said; 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 PDP to take necessary disciplinary action and the Police to ensure the law takes its full course, Atiku added.
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