Nigerians have expressed dissatisfaction with the comment of Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission on the trending assault story of Senator Elisha Abbo.
Dabiri, while reacting to footage of the Adamawa North, lawmaker, Abbo, repeatedly slapping a nursing mother in a sex toy shop in Abuja, ‘politicised’ it by classifying him along party lines. She described him as a Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) ‘guy’, adding that the footage is enough evidence for him to go to prison.
She said: “To think that this PDP guy was said to have defeated one of our most respected female parliamentarians, Senator Binta Masi Garba. The Senate must not protect him. He should be charged. The footage is enough evidence. He deserves to be in Prison.”
This comment has sparked outrage among Nigerians who said Abike and other All Progressives Congress(APC) members kept mute when a video of Umar Ganduje, the Kano State governor, allegedly collecting bribe from contractors emerged.
Taking to social media, they said that if Abbo deserves to go to prison for assaulting the woman, then Ganduje should also be in prison for taking kickbacks from contractors.
See reactions below
I am disappointed in you @abikedabiri I grew up loving you as a broadcaster but politics has changed you. You have no moral justification to condemn Sen Abbo, when you couldn't criticise Omo Agege and Ganduje over their individual scandal. Pls keep quiet.
— Mary (SAN AFFIDAVIT) (@Ruleyourmind101) July 3, 2019
Abike Dabiri and Festus Keyamo have no shame. What makes them feel they have the right to criticize Sen. Elisha Abbo and relating it to PDP guy. Where they not defending Ganduje when Mallam Jafar Jafar released a video of his dollargate. Hypocrites.
— Mabweh Tokshik (@mtokshik) July 3, 2019
I condemn Elisha Abbo until abike dabiri and her APC swines politicized it, if video footage is a clear evidence for prosecution, then Ganduje should be in maximum prison right because there is a video evidence against his babariga bank.
— Uhunamure Osazee (@iamtheosazee) July 3, 2019
Please note that PDP members have condemned and called for the prosecution of Sen. Elisha's. Note also that Gov Ganduje who was also caught on video however NONE of his APC members called for criminal action against him. Leadership that protects crime right?
— #Kaycee (@PatrickKelechi) July 3, 2019
Ganduje was caught on several tapes collecting bribes ..well captured !! A senator was caught on CCTV assaulting a lady .. hopefully if we get to punish the senator, ganduje must be punished.. we can’t keep running the country anyhow
— Ade E. faponle™️ (@gboyegabombo007) July 3, 2019