Nigerians are outraged over the unprovoked assault melted out on a female sales rep in a sex toy shop in Lagos by Senator Elisha Abbo. The incident which was caught on camera has raised dust that doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon, at least not until justice prevails.
Meanwhile, celebrities and politicians alike have also picked interest in the matter and are advocating for immediate investigation and prosecution of the arrogant senator. I doubt there would be a need for further investigation as the incident was caught on tape. The senator was definitely oblivious of the recording CCTV while he pounced on the lady.
However, the peaceful protest and social media uproar have alerted the attention of the senator's party, PDP and other prominent politicians. Nigerians are not about to let this go by like the COZA rape allegation case with Pastor Biodun.
Though The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party still looks at the case against their own senator as 'allegation', they assured Nigerians that proper investigation is ongoing. This was made known today, July 3.
The senator is representing Adamawa North Senatorial District.
The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement pointed out that the PDP is a law-abiding and upstanding party.
He added that the party detested and completely condemned such “act of lawlessness and callousness” as exhibited in the video and will therefore never condone it.
According to him, PDP was also shocked that the harmless victim of the unprovoked assault is said to be a nursing mother, who ought to be protected.
He said, “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.”
Ologbondiyan stated that the PDP, at all levels of engagement, is reputed for its utmost respect and commitment towards the rights, safety, and well-being of Nigerian citizens, particularly women, and cannot tolerate any callous assault on any Nigerian.
He assured Nigerians that PDP 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.