By Shola Abayomi.
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to a trending video which shows a serving senator elected on its platform, Elisha Ishaku Abbo, physically assaulting a sales girl reported to be a nursing mother at a sex toy shop in Abuja, earlier in May.
The PDP, who reacted through a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, today, expressed shock over the lawmaker’s lawlessness, while stating that the Adamawa senator has been summoned by the party.
“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.
“In the light of this, the NWC has commenced 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 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”, Ologbondiyan said.