#SenatorElishaAbbo: Over 26K people sign petition against Adamawa Senator

Over 26, 000 people have signed a petition against a Nigerian Senator, Ishaku Elisha Abbo, who was caught in a video clip beating up a lady at an adult toy shop in Abuja.

In a petition created by Daniel Adebayoon change.org, over 26, 000 people around the World have signed the petition calling on the violent lawmaker to resign or be recalled by his constituency.

The petition has gone viral on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms, “he should be punished…That is absolutely brutal. He should face the law,” Cynthia Sunday said on the petition.

He represents Adamawa North Senatorial District and formally became a member of the 9th National Assembly on June 11, 2019.

Apart from the petition, Nigerians home and abroad, Amnesty International, Nigeria, have spoken against the assault.

In a series of tweets, AI, Nigeria Chapter, called on Nigeria Police to properly investigate the assault and make him face the full wrath of the law.

“What is known so far on Senator Elisha Abbo’s assault on women: -He went shopping in an adult shop with 3-women. -He summoned police that joined him while assaulting a lady. -He slapped her 3-times -The woman he assaulted was treated in hospital for injuries,” AI tweeted.

It was also gathered that Senator Abbo threatened to unleash more violence on the women “if the incidence got to the public.”

Amnesty International which is a London-based non-governmental organization that focuses on human rights said “It is the responsibility of police to now protect victims from further of his violence. This must be investigated. The senator must face justice.”

Twitter users are also calling for the removal of the Senator, “Someone who abuses human rights has no business representing a people. I hope the lady who got abused obtains justice,” Oladayo Balogun tweeted.

To Sam, being in power shouldn’t be an avenue to violate other people’s rights “Kindly make him understand that being in power doesn’t make you invisible…… Everyone has got a right to dignity provided for in the Nig.constitution upon which power he’s been elected.”

Conversely, another Twitter user said it could another blackmail after all.

“Can anyone smell Blackmail please We are definitely not standing by him but there’s surely something fishy about this. Sources claim this incident happened since March, so maybe this Video is coming out now because he has refused to fall a Victim of Blackmail,” @Dr_exposer.

At this time, the petition was getting more signatures. 35, 000 was set as the target and it had received 26, 334 signatures at about 1200hours.

Change.org is a petition website based in the United States which claims to have over 240 million users and hosts sponsored campaigns for organizations with the stated mission “empower people everywhere to create the change they want to see.”

In the meantime, the Wikipedia page of the embattled Senator has been updated, reflecting the assault.