Ishaku Elisha Abbo

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Ishaku Elisha Cliff Abbo
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Political partyPeople's Democratic Party (PDP)

Ishaku Elisha Cliff Abbo is a Nigerian politician. He is the senator representing the Adamawa North Adamawa State senatorial district in Adamawa State at the Nigerian 9th National Assembly.[1][2]

Political career[edit]

On February 23, 2019, Abbo was elected as the Senator representing Adamawa North, having polled 79,337 votes as against the incumbent senator, Binta Masi Garba of the APC, who scored the closest votes with 63,219.[3][4]

Sues NNTC for Discriminating his HIV Status[edit]

On February 9th 2004, Mr. Cliff Elisha Ishaku has taken the authorities of the Nigerian Naval Training College, Onne, Port Harcourt to court for allegedly denying him admission into the college on the grounds of his health status despite passing the recruitment test.

In a legal action instituted on his behalf by the vice chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Abuja Chapter, Barrister Jude Okeke, at the Abuja Federal High Court, Ishaku is seeking among others, a declaration that his withdrawal from the School, by the Naval College and the Ministry of Defence on account of his testing positive to HIV virus is illegal, unlawful and breach of his fundamental right to personal dignity. [5]

== It has since been uncovered however that Elisha Abbo infected his dead wife eucharia Ojukwu with HIV and mistreated her which led to her early death and has since remained at large and sexually active with unwary partners. [1]


In his response to the criticism, Abbo claimed the adult store owner called him a drunk.[6] On Monday July 8, 2019, he was arraigned by the Police at the Zuba Magistrate court and was charged for assault[7]. He pleaded not guilty to the one count charge leveled against him and thereafter[8], he was granted a bail of N5m[9]. Abbo's public display of anger attracted country wide criticisms and calls for his arrest and prosecution. Consequently, he called for a press briefing, where he tendered a public apology to the nursing mother and to all Nigerians.


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  2. ^ Garba, Tom. "Senator/Reps of Northern Adamawa zone have lost out to PDP". Nigeria Tribune. Retrieved 25 February 2019.
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  5. ^ "Nigeria: HIV/Aids Carrier Sues Navy Over Discrimination".
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  7. ^ "BREAKING: Police arraigned Sen Elisha Abbo before Zuba magistrate court". Oak TV Newstrack. 8 July 2019. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  8. ^ "BREAKING: Senator Abbo pleads not guilty to assault charge". Oak TV Newstrack. 8 July 2019. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Senator Elisha Abbo arraigned for assault, gets N5m bail". Oak TV Newstrack. 8 July 2019. Retrieved 15 July 2019.