The petitions range from ones calling for the prosecution of Abbo, who was seen in a surveillance camera at an adult toy shop in Abuja assaulting a nursing woman, to ones calling for an end to abuse on women and girls.
Since the video went viral on Tuesday, Nigerians have filed six petitions on popular petition platform, Change.org. As of the time of filing this report, the petitions had got 38, 473 signatures.
The petition with the highest number of signatures was started by one Daniel Adebayo.
In the petition, he said, “Senate Elisha Abbo, who has benefitted from #NotTooYoungToRun movement and voted in as the youngest senator in Nigeria has acted irresponsibly by assaulting a helpless and defenceless nursing mother without provocation.
“As a senator, he is meant to be responsible, protect the right of Nigerians, instead he chooses to abuse and molest a defenceless citizen.
“His behaviour is abhorrent, completely unacceptable and totally condemnable.
“I am appealing to Nigerians to help sign this petition so that he can be prosecuted and brought to justice, as this will serve as a deterrent to others who might want to abuse power and perpetrate similar acts.”
He had a target of 50,000 signatures and had already garnered over 36,000 signatures, as of the time of filing this report.
Other petitions had titles like, “Recall of Senator Elisha Cliff Ishaku for assaulting a nursing mother in Abuja’, Prosecute Senator Elijah Cliff for aggravated assault’, Sign a petition to recall Sen. Elisha Abbo for physically assaulting a nursing mother,’ Justice for woman assaulted by senator Elisha Abbo, ‘End Abuse on women and girls’.
The Senator said the incident happened in March 2019.
The Senate and Inspector General of Police had ordered investigations into the incident.
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