Chairman of Nigerian Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa is presently being scolded by social media users over her comment on the assault of a nursing mother by Senator Elisha Abbo.
WuzupNaija reports that the Senator was seen in a viral video assaulting the woman at a sex toy shop in Abuja and his action has sparked outrage on social media with many Nigerians calling for his arrest and prosecution.
Following the social media outrage, Dabiri had taken to Twitter to react to the incident and her comment seems not to sit well with many Nigerian social media users.
To think that this PDP guy .was said to have “defeated”one of our most respected female parliamentarians, Senator Binta Masi Garba. The Senate must not protect him. He should be charged . The footage is enough evidence . He deserves to be in Prison https://t.co/6i944p55sj
— Abike Dabiri-Erewa (@abikedabiri) July 2, 2019
Many of those who lambasted Dabiri over her comment described her as a hypocrite who was silent when a member of his party the APC and Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje was seen in several viral videos allegedly receiving bribes.
Some Twitter users also slammed her for attempting to politicise the incident instead of showing concern and empathy for the victim.
See some of the reactions:
Shame that your response has NO empathy for the woman, just a slant across political lines.
There’s an entire season of #Ganduje videos, not a peep from you. But, PDP, and you’ve found your voice!
I loved you as a journalist, but I hate what you’ve become as a politician. Sad. https://t.co/xTYbKArYJm
— Chioma Agwuegbo (@ChiomaChuka) July 3, 2019
You have zero values for you to have to politicize this. When Ganduje SAS receiving kickback in dollars you were quiet. Then you come to Twitter to make noise. No morals. https://t.co/aZfvIWh6BG
— Tekena Alamina (@Tk_Alamina) July 3, 2019
To think this gal used to have sense.
Ganduje has 15videos of bribery- you were silent.
There is a policeman in this video aiding & abetting assault & battery- you pointedly ignored him.
Your childish partisanship, tribalism & primitive approach to sensitive issues are unbecoming https://t.co/R72NJmga8m
— C H U K W U K A X A V I E R (@chukaobi) July 3, 2019
Yes the senator acted dishonorably and should face the consequences..however your hypocrisy ma, is way too glaring for all discerning minds..why mention party name?. meanwhile you were silent about Gandollar/Ganduje’s dollar stuffing..the internet does not forget ma..
— Greg Micheal (@GregsonMicheal) July 3, 2019
Many PDP and pro PDP handles are calling for the arrest a d prosecution of Senator Elisha Abbo which is very commendable.
Abike, Keyamo and other APC e-rats are also calling for his arrest but they never called for the arrest of Ganduje and Omo Agege for stealing the Mace. 🤷♂️
— Gomez Nsude (@MistaGomez_) July 3, 2019
It was really nice for you to add the PDP part. I recall your stand when Gandollars and the transmission videos were released. The politics aspect of this who thing is irrelevant and unnecessary. Call out the animal and leave it at that. https://t.co/H9CAMnLOqM
— Ifeabunike Chukwudi (@Ifeabunike) July 3, 2019
Madam, u must realized at your level of understanding Senator Abbo was at d shop where mentioned incident took place on his own not with @OfficialPDPNig there4 kindly correct yourself Meanwhile Ganduje, Kano state Governor caught on camera collecting bribes nothing said by you
— John-Ezeakolam (@Ezeakolam4) July 2, 2019
Same @abikedabiri that was silent when Kemi Adeosun was discovered to have forged NYSC Certificate is now talking here.
Isn’t it now clear that PDP don’t protect its own members when they go wrong while APC is always ready to protect its own members even if they commit murder
— Lere Olayinka – Aresa 1 (@OlayinkaLere) July 3, 2019
To think APC’s Ganduje was said to have “defeated” one of the most respected and honest Candidate, Robbed Gov Abba Kabir Yusuf. FG must not protect him. He shouldn’t be the sitting gov. The footage is enough evidence. He deserves to be in Prison.
You forget to tweet this then.
— Obi Of Onitsha 🇨🇦 (@classicNedu) July 3, 2019
Madam,don’t play the party card here ooo, where were all of you APC stooges when Ganduje was caught on tape stuffing dollars under his agbada,your Oga said it was doctored,let us handle this matter as civilized people,not the rogue political way. #HardTruth
— Ugese Gerald (@geraldugese) July 2, 2019
Suddenly “Footage is enough evidence”.Same people who said they don’t understand the Technology used for Gandollar footage now think “footage is enough evidence to send someone to prison becos he is “a PDP guy”.Hypocrisy will kill us faster than herdsmen.BTW d senator is a beast
— HumaneLeadersWanted (@holapizzy) July 2, 2019