The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has summoned Senator Elijah Abbo after a video of him surfaced on the internet of him assaulting a woman in Abuja.
Okay.ng had republished a video obtained by PremiumTimes showing the senator representing Adamawa North slapping the nursing mother.
In reaction to the incident, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP National Publicity Secretary, said PDP is a law-abiding and upstanding party.
He noted that investigation has been launched into the matter and has summoned the lawmaker.
According to him, “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.”
In another news, the senate has constituted a panel to investigate the alleged assault on the woman by Senator Elisha Abbo.