Senator representing Adamawa North district, Elisha Abbo has announced his defection from the main opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The defection was made known by the sex toy senator via a letter addressed to the House.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan read the letter during Wednesday’s plenary session.
In the letter, Senator Abbo explained that his decision to defect to the APC is because of the mismanagement of the PDP in Adamawa state by Governor Umaru Fintiri.
The legislator said the PDP in Adamawa has been “polarised” allegedly owing to the leadership of 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.
“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 rPDP).”
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.”
In a related story, WITHIN NIGERIA reported that Senator Elisha Abbo, Adamawa-North lawmaker, who was caught on camera assaulting a woman inside a Sex toy shop in Abuja has won the case of assault instituted against him before a Magistrate Court in Zuba, Abuja.
This is despite a viral video showing Abbo assaulting a woman, Osimibibra Warmate; and a televised press conference in which the lawmaker apologised to the victim.