The senator who represents lawmaker Adamawa-North, Elisha Abbo, has said that young people around the world are now learning from him, he also said that they now see the difference between aspiring to a position and being in office.
The senator in conflict declared this while receiving the ICONO Democracy Award that was presented to him by the Awareness Initiative for Change and Inter-Community Development in Abuja last week.
Recall that the legislator was seen in a trending video that assaulted a woman in a sex toy store in Abuja, an action that was received with reactions from Nigerians.
Senator Abbo asked young people who aspire to a public office to keep in mind that what they had done in the past could haunt them. The legislator took the opportunity to accuse them of ethical behavior at all times.
Abbo said: “It’s not just about being in power because of being in control. There is so much responsibility in young leaders, in leaders around the world.
I believe that young people around the world will learn from me that there is now a big gap between wanting to be in power and being in control to face the challenges of politics and swim in the murky waters of Nigerian politics. And I think young people will get (sic) straight from me. ”
The senator said that when the video of the assault arrived on the Internet, it became the number one trend theme on all platforms.
While talking with a big smile on his face, Abbo said: “You are all aware of what happened a few weeks ago where certain things happened, and I have been in the public space. I was the number one topic in social networks. It was number one on Twitter and the rest, but that is leadership.”
“That is politics for you. Don’t be surprised that what he did ten years ago would come back to haunt him and that is why he must always remember that, although he is now a young man, he will contest the elections tomorrow. ”
“Therefore, it is important that he behaves in such a way that when he wins the elections tomorrow, someone does not use what he did ten years ago to blackmail him or stain his reputation and image earned tomorrow.”
While appreciating IACDI for the award, the legislator declared that he would use the prize to promote the cause of humanity.
Senator Abbo revealed that the common enemy of humanity was not political parties but hunger, disease, and illiteracy.
The senator representing Adamawa-Sur, Binos Yaroe, while speaking, thanked IACDI for using Abbo’s challenge to turn a bad story into a good one.
The Secretary, Intercommunity Awareness Initiative for Change and Development, Dr. Lami Ouogho, in presenting the award above, thanked Abbo for his contribution to democracy in Nigeria. Abbo currently faces charges in court for alleged assault.