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Senator Abbo And Other Breeds of Our Senators

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Nigeria News takes a look at the new Senator Elisha Abbo who slapped a nursing mother.

Most times I have queried why Senators are addressed as distinguished, judging by the conduct of some of them.

The Nigeria Senate chamber has been a theatre of comedy and violence in the last four years. And before now, the National Assembly, which comprises the Senate and the House of Representatives had created rowdy scenes in which lawmakers exchanged punches and threw chairs in the name of making laws.

A female lawmaker once tore the dress of a male legislator. In the chambers, lawmakers dance and sing, they share money and invite hoodlums to steal Mace. It is as bad.

Of course, the country has produced great debaters and legislators of sound intellectual capacity. Men and women of good moral repute and unquestionable patriotic zeal.

But both the good and the bad are distinguished. A good example is Senator Dino Melaye who has created a legacy of violence at the Senate; Senator Ovie Omo-Agege who has a record of involving in mace banditry.

There was a Senate President Chuba Okadigbo who went home with the mace. And the most recent is Senator Elisha Abbo from Adamawa who publicly assaulted a nursing mother at a sex toy shop in Abuja.

The 41-year-old senator had entered the adult sex-toy shop with his orderlies and had to slap a woman in the process, perhaps to show how “undistinguished” he has grown to be since he became a Senator a few weeks ago.

The Position does not change men but it reveals who they are. Abbo at 41 must have been a woman beater and God has revealed who he is now that he is a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has ordered the arrest of the Senator Abbo’s orderlies but the Senate will need to raise this shameful act of the Senator at the floor of the chamber.

I will expect the three-term Lagos Central Senator Oluremi Tinubu to champion this. She is experienced and has been an advocate of the female gender. She should raise this at the Senate and ensure that our ‘Not too Young’ Senator Abbo faces the penalty of beating a woman at the sex toy shop.

To me, what is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander, Nigerians who created time to protest against the Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, COZA, Biodun Fatoyinbo for the alleged rape of Busola Dakolo should take their protest to the National Assembly against Abbo.

Our Senators should be cautious. Becoming peoples’ representatives is enough for the lawmakers to be unassuming but the position has made some of them to lose their sense of decency and decorum even in the public place.

Police should not only arrest the orderlies but must begin to investigate Abbo. Nigerians want to know his past and why he has taken law into his hands to molest a citizen.

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