Senator Elisha Abbo Biography
Elisha Abbo is a Nigerian politician who held the position of Senator in the 9th National Assembly in Nigeria. He was born in 1983 in the Mubi North area of Adamawa State, Nigeria. He is 40 years old, and he represented the Adamawa North Senatorial District as a member of the All Progressive Congress (APC). In 2019, Abbo became widely known after a video of him physically assaulting a woman in a store selling adult products circulated widely. This incident sparked public anger and raised important conversations about violence against women.
Senator Elisha Abbo Political Career
On February 23, 2019, Abbo won the election to represent Adamawa North, securing 79,337 votes, while the incumbent senator, Binta Masi Garba, received fewer votes.
In May 2019, Abbo got into a physical altercation with a woman at a store in Abuja that sold adult products. It’s reported that the shop owner called Abbo names when he entered with three women to buy some items. Video footage from Premium Times shows Abbo slapping the shop owner multiple times, while his security guard tried to intervene. After the assault, Abbo said he was upset because one of the women with him suddenly fell ill, and he accused the shop owner of tampering with the air-conditioning system.
In September 2020, the Federal Capital Territory High Court in Maitama dismissed the case due to a lack of commitment from the police in pursuing it. However, in the same month, the case was reexamined in a magistrate court in Zuba, Abuja, where video evidence of the incident was presented. Abbo was found responsible and was instructed to pay ₦50 million to Osimibibra Warmate, the shop owner.
Senator Elisha Abbo Awards
In 2019, Abbo received the ‘Beacon of Hope’ Award from The Adamawa Celebrities & Achievers Awards.
Senator Elisha Wife & Children
His wife is named Jennifer Ishaku Abbo. They got married before he entered office, and she supported him throughout his political journey in the northern senatorial zone of Adamawa state.
A well-known online media company, Premium Times, released a video showing Senator Elisha Cliff Ishaku Abbo slapping a saleswoman in an adult toy shop shortly after he was elected. The video caused a stir on social media, and Senator Abbo was arrested following public pressure. After an investigation, he was granted bail, and the case was taken to court.
Throughout all these challenging times, his devoted wife stood by his side. As of now, Senator Elisha Cliff Ishaku Abbo and his wife, Jennifer Ishaku Abbo, remain together and have two healthy children.
Senator Elisha Cliff Abbo represents several local government areas in the northern region of Adamawa, including Gombi, Mubi North, Mubi South, Maiha, Michika, and Madagali. He also oversees Madagali.
During his campaign, Jennifer Abbo, his wife, played a crucial role. She served as a unifying figure for the Northern senatorial zone of Adamawa state and offered him substantial support.
Senator Elisha Abbo Net Worth
He’s worth over $500,000
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