Ishaku Elisha Abbo Biography, Family, Education, Career and Net Worth
In this piece, platinumpost.ng chronicles the biography, family, education, career and net worth of Senator Ishaku Elisha Abbo.
Ishaku Elisha Cliff Abbo better known as Sen. Elisha Abbo is a Nigerian Senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District at the Nigerian 9th National Assembly.
He was born and brought up in Gova, Muchalla Village, Mubi North Local Government Area, Adamawa State.
Sen. Abbo has lived several parts of the world such as London, Canada, Abuja, Sydney, Lagos and so on.
Ishaku Elisha Abbo had his sic Education in Mubi, Adamawa State where he was raised.
He gained admission to study in Naval College but was however withdrawn for health reasons.
Senator Abbo was once referred to as the ‘Face of the Youth’ in the Nigerian politics and strongly advocated for the betterment of the masses.
He is also an entrepreneur. Prior to his political career, Elisha was the Managing director and Chief Executive Officer of a multinational political consultancy firm, the “Saice & Wright Group”, Abuja.
He was also a former SSA to Gov. Murtala Nyako and a former secretary of the Adamawa State Sports & Youths Council.
On 23 February 2019, Abbo was elected as the Senator representing Adamawa North, having polled 79,337 votes as against the incumbent senator, Binta Masi Garba.
Gombi, Mubi North, Mubi South, Maiha, Michika, and Madagali federal constituencies are some of the many local governments that Senator Elisha Cliff Abbo represents in the northern zone of Adamawa.
Other federal constituencies that he is responsible for include Madagali.
In May 2019, Abbo assaulted a lady at an adult toy shop in Abuja. According to reports Abbo was allegedly called “a dunk” by the shop owner when he walked in with three ladies to purchase some toys.
A video footage obtained shows Abbo repeatedly slapping the shop owner while his security guard makes attempt to arrest the shop owner.
Abbo after assaulting the shop owner claimed he was “agitated by the sudden illness of one of his girls” and accused the shop owner of poisoning the air-conditioning system.
In September 2020, The Federal Capital Territory High Court, Maitama, dismissed the suit for lack of diligent prosecution by the police.
In September 2020, the case was taken to a magistrate court in Zuba, Abuja where the law suit was re-analysed with video footage evidence of the incident.
Abbo was found guilty and was ordered to pay ₦50 million to Osimibibra Warmate, the shop-owner.
Justice Mohammed Danladi removed Senator Ishaku Abbo as the APC’s Adamawa North senatorial candidate for this year’s election.
Senator Abbo was sacked by the court after his Mubi North ward in Adamawa expelled him from the party.
Justice Danladi decided that the Senator and APC are bound by the All Progressive Congress (APC) Mubi North Local government chapter’s executive’s October 7, 2022, expulsion of him from the party.
The court also ruled that Senator Abbo is not entitled to APC benefits. On October 7, 2022, the party’s Mubi North LG executive agreed with the disciplinary committee to expel the Senator.
The court also barred the senator’s party, APC, from nominating him for the next general election. Sen. Abbo was also barred from pretending to be the party’s Northern Senatorial District general election candidate.
The plaintiff’s counsel demonstrated beyond a reasonable doubt, and Justice Danladi was pleased with the case. He stated Senator could have defended himself but he didn’t.
He noted the plaintiffs’ decision to sue the Senator is not an internal party affair and that they have the right to sue him as party members.
Two APC members, Abdullahi Suleiman and Yusha’u Usman of Kolere and Sabon Layi Wards, Mubi North LGA, sued the Senator to explain his APC status.
The plaintiffs’ counsel, Abubakar Ali Esq., commended the court and said the ruling will halt party members who do wrong and think they’re above the party.
The defendant’s lawyer, E. O. Odo, said he would inform his client of the court’s verdict and appeal to the Court of Appeal if the client agreed.
His net worth is not available.