Senator Elisha Abbo dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Abbo is the lawmaker who was caught on video verbally and physically assaulting a woman inside a sex toy shop in Abuja. He was apparently let off the hook by an APC- dominated Senate investigative committee. An FCT high court later ordered Abbo to pay his alleged victim N50 million in damages.
The Adamawa North senator addressed his defection letter to the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday.
Lawan read the letter at Plenary Session on Wednesday. Senator Abbo’s letter was titled “Movement of God’s People from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to the All Progressives Congress, APC”.
“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).
“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).
“Today I join the APC and the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhamadu 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.
“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 as it is evident in packages such as:
“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.
“Accept Distinguished SP Sir, the assurances of my highest regards.”