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BREAKING: Senator Elisha Abbo Defects To APC

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Ijeoma Okeke

Nigerian Senator representing Adamawa North in the National Assembly Elisha Abbo has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress

The Senate President Ahmad Lawan read Abbo’s letter of defection which was addressed to the house during the plenary session on Wednesday.

In the letter, Abbo stated that his decision to defect to the APC was because of the mismanagement of the PDP in Adamawa state by Governor Umaru Fintiri.

“I write to formally inform you Sir, the Senate and indeed Nigerians of my defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC),” his letter read by Lawan said.

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“This is as a result of the mismanagement of the PDP by Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri in Adamawa state which led to the crisis in the party that in turn led to the polarization of the party in the state (PDP and PDP)”.

Abbo said he is joining the APC and President Muhammadu Buhari to “build the Nigeria of our dreams”.

“The journey may be long, but we are on the right track as I strongly believe that by the end of the tenure of Mr. President, Nigeria will be a better place,” he said.

“My Senate President Sir, it is worthy of note that in the history of Nigeria’s Nascent democracy, specifically from 1999 till date, no President has paid attention to the welfare of Nigerian Citizens like President Muhamadu Buhari.

“Thus, in living up to the expectation of the good people of Adamawa North Senatorial District, I hereby defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) with effect from today being Wednesday, the 25th day of November, 2020.”

However, Abbo in July 2019 physically assaulted one Osimibibra Warmate, a female attendant at a sex-toy shop in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

After being probed by the Senate committee, a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting in Maitama, earlier in September, awarded N50 million damages against Abbo, a compensation to be paid to the victim.

Justice Samira Bature gave the order in her judgment on the fundamental rights enforcement suit instituted by Warmate against the senator.

The senator faced public outrage when he assaulted a lady at a sex toy shop in the federal capital territory (FCT) in May 2019.

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