SHOP ASSAULT: PDP SUMMONS SENATOR ELISHA ABBO OVER MISCONDUCT
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says its attention has been drawn to a CCTV footage relating to allegations of malfeasance by a senator elected on the platform of the PDP, Senator Elisha Abbo.
In a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP said it is as a law-abiding and upstanding party, hence it detests and completely condemns such act of “lawlessness and callousness” as exhibited in the video, adding that it will therefore never condone it.
“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.
Though this is a 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,” the statement partly read.
In the light of its take such an issue, the party said it’s National Working Committee has commenced an investigation into the matter and has summoned Senator Elisha Abbo in line with the provisions of the Constitution of the PDP and code of conduct of its members.
In the same vein, the party said it 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, assures 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,” the party stated.