Actress, Hilda Dakubo calls for Elisha Abbo’s removal as patron of AGN
Nollywood actress, and youth advocate, Hilda Dokubo, has kicked against the listing of Senator Ishaku Abbo, as a Patron of Actors Guild of Nigeria.
Senator Abbo, who is the senator representing the Adamawa North Senatorial District at the Nigerian 9th National Assembly, assaulted a nursing woman in a sex toy shop in Abuja, in 2019.
Hilda, in a video on Instagram, described his actions as an unpardonable abuse of the rights of all the females in the creative space, especially actors.
“It has been said that the evil one does lives after them. Well, that seems to be the case with a Nigerian senator, Elisha Abbo, who was involved in an abuse scandal after he was caught beating up a woman at an adult toy shop in Abuja.
She reminded Nigerians of how the senator was seen raining slaps on a helpless woman at an adult toy shop in Abuja and how he only addressed the issue after it caused an outcry on social media.
Dokubo said Abbo only mimed an apology because no one every truly apologises while reading from a piece of paper. Concluding the post, the actress called for the senator to be removed as a patron of AGN because he tarnishes what they represent.”
She also captioned the video thus:
“An abuser of women as Patron of Actors Guild of Nigeria is an unpardonable abuse of the rights of all the females in the creative space especially #actors. We must stop every attempt at rubbishing our values as a people with such appointments in whatever guise.
“Consequently, Senator Abbo #sextoysenator must be delisted from our list of Patrons now. @k8henshaw @ajokesilva @ibinabofiberesima @uchejumbo @shangeorgefilms @omonioboli @monalisacode @ritadominic @iamshaffybello @realomosexy @genevievennaji @uzoosimkpa @stelladamasus @stephanielinus @mofedamijo @nfvcb @alibabagcfr @gideonokeke.ng @@oshinbose @bimboakintola @iniedo @instablog9ja @bimboademoye @actionaidnigeria @fida.nigeria @unwomen @bbcnews @drjoeodumakin @macfound
“Please keep tagging all stakeholders until he either steps aside or gets delisted by those who appointed him #saveourwomen #artislife #stopviolenceagainstwomen #savethecreativespace”
Abbo was caught on camera assaulting a woman in a sex toy shop in Abuja.
Footage of the video emerged on social media on May 11, 2019, where the PDP senator, physically assaulted the woman, whom he accused of insulting him by calling him “a drunk”.