PDP summons Senator Abbo over assault

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has summoned Senator Elisha Abbo representing Adamawa North over a trending video showing him assaulting a woman.

A statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday by Kola Ologbodiyan, its National Publicity Secretary said its attention had been drawn to a CCTV footage relating to allegations of malfeasance by a PDP senator.

The statement said PDP, as a law-abiding and upstanding party, detested and completely condemned such act of lawlessness and callousness as exhibited in the video and will therefore never condone it.

It added: “Our party is also shocked that the harmless victim of the unprovoked assault is said to be a nursing mother, who ought to be protected.

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“Though this is personal conduct of an individual which has no bearing with the culture of our party, the PDP, however, holds that no responsible person will condone such an attitude.

“In the light of this, the NWC has commenced an investigation into the matter and summons Senator Elisha Abbo in line with the provisions of the Constitution of the PDP and code of conduct of our members.

“In the same vein, the party has taken note of the immediate action taken by the Senate.

“The PDP, at all levels of engagement, is reputed for her utmost respect and commitment towards the rights, safety and wellbeing of our citizens, particularly our women and cannot tolerate any callous assault on any Nigerian.”

The PDP, therefore, assured Nigerians that it will always stand on the side of justice and will never spare a thought in taking action on any of its members found wanting, particularly those elected or appointed into public offices.

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