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I have been slightly numb since I saw the video released by Premium Times of a 41-year-old Senator slapping a shop keeper in a shop. I first of all felt rage, the type I have not felt in a long time and then slow overwhelming anger and then some disturbing calm. You know the type that gives you an out of body experience.
The type that gives you an edge to attack someone and then deny that you ever did such a thing. That calmness that turns you into a different person. After the various levels of emotions, I have since returned to myself and now able to speak about the incidence. The battering of the young lady went viral of course and the “slappee,” a young man Elisha Aboh expected to be thinking of how to make laws, learn the ropes of law making and apply himself to his new elevated assignment is in the throes of what may be considered the biggest scandal of the 9th senate in 2019. All the things that YIAGA has been advocating, teaching and addressing to give Nigerian youth a chance, Senator Aboh emasculated in one day. But he cannot threaten that movement. The Youth have no choice but to rise to the occasion.
I have been on the journey with YIAGA since they started the advocacy and have spoken to young politicians at “The Convergence” before the elections and to elected young politicians just recently. While I cannot confirm, I would think that Senator Aboh would have been in the room where Samson Itodo and his team had gathered newly elected politicians to listen to carefully selected resource persons who gave from their hearts, tips, advisory strategy and information to assist in their journey of representing their … Read More...