Justice Danladi Mohammed of High Court 3 ruled that Senator Abbo was not entitled to seek re-election having been expelled by his ward chapter of the APC.
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The senator was accused of engaging in anti-party activities and tampering with the process of internal democracy.
Abbo, also called the Sex Toy Senator for slapping a young mother at a sex shop in Abuja, offered the explanation after the video went viral on Thursday.
Lawan spoke in Abuja when he led Senator Ishaku Elisha Abbo and his fellow decampees from Peoples Democratic Party in Adamawa State to the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress
Yekini Nabena, Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the APC stated this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.
He said for a party unable to run its secretariat, pay staff salaries and its leadership grappling with a crisis of confidence, it would be unfair to expect its progressive-minded members to remain in the PDP which has failed woefully as the supposed ‘main’ opposition party in Nigeria.
The letter of his defection was read on the floor of Senate by the Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday.
In 2019, the police arraigned the Senator before a Magistrate Court in Zuba on a one-count charge for assaulting Warmate at a sex toy shop in Abuja.
NAN reports that Abbo, who represents Adamawa North Senatorial District, was arraigned on July 8, 2019 for allegedly assaulting a nursing mother, Warmate Osimibibra.
At the resumed hearing, the police prosecution counsel, James Idachaba, told the court that the defendant was not in court.
Nigerians have arrived at a stricture of no going back. The country, according to millions, is overripe for revolution. Out there on the streets, there is a huge sense of disillusion compounded by the daily killings of innocent Nigerians by bandits and terrorists known as Fulani herdsmen
Senator Elisha Abbo on Monday revealed how former Governor Rauf Aregbesola gave him his full month salary in 2012 to contest for local government election in Adamawa State.
The offence that bordered on criminal force and assault which is contrary to section 263 and 264 of penal code.
The father of Emily Eric, the woman Senator Elisha Abbo claims to be his wife, Pastor Alfred Dari, has alleged that the embattled representative of Adamawa North Senatorial District did not legally marry his daughter but abducted her from his home since January 2016.
A Civil Society Organisation, Civil Society Network for Good Governance, has urged the Nigeria Senate to be cautious and circumspect in handling the allegation of assault levelled against Senator Elisha Abbo.
Senator Abbo who represents Adamawa North senatorial Zone however, pleaded not guilty to a two-count charge of criminal force and assault leveled against him.
The lawmaker is expected to be arraigned on one count of assault on Monday (today).
The Force Public Relations Officer, Deputy Commissioner of Police Frank Mba, said this in an interview with The Nation on Sunday
The FCT Chairman of NCWS, Hadiza Umar, while briefing newsmen in Abuja, advocated for stiffer punishment for Abbo to serve as deterrent to others who assault women in workplace, shops or markets.
Abbo was released on Friday morning after being detained overnight
The actress, who took to her Instagram handle: @henshawkate, to express her mind on the apology, said it was irrelevant.