Popular Adamawa Senator, Ishaku Abbo has come to the rescue of a 60 year old man, who has been bedridden for six years.
The man, Mallam Ali Salihu from Gurin Fofure Local Government Area had an accident when he was 54 that affected his legs.
Senator Abbo took to his Facebook page to narrate how a good Samaritan drew the attention of his foundation, Senator Ishaku Abbo (SIA) Movement to the plight of the man.
He said after a confirmation of his condition via a video conference, his foundation had moved the man and one other person to the hospital for adequate treatment.
Abbo wrote on his wall, “There are times in life when we have to put aside our political differences and all other fault lines to unite on one thing – HUMANITY.
“Yesterday evening this 60 years old man by name Mallam Ali Salihu from Gurin Fofure LGA who has been ridden for 6 years. Meaning that he had this accident when he was 54 years.
“He waited for help for 6 years until a Good Samaritan drew the attention of members of SIA MOVEMENT to his plight.
“The Act of Random Kindness (ARK) project had a video conference yesterday and unanimously agreed to take him and one other to hospital today.
Though our tongues may differ, our religion may differ, our skin colour may differ, our political parties and ideologies may differ and though we may not be perfect before men and before God, one may thing MUST unite us – HUMANITY.”
Abbo also urged persons of goodwill, organizations, associations, groups, churches, mosques and government at all levels not to hesitate to lend a helping hand to persons in dire need, saying that no human should be allowed to suffer in silence.
He said the aged man was presently at Fortland Hospital in Yola, urging well meaning Nigerians to contribute to his well being.
“All that we have left is humanity. Let us all wish Mallam Ali Salihu a quick recovery.
“I am not running a one man show. I DO NOT want to claim GLORY. If you want to help him, he is currently at FORTLAND Hospital Yola. He may need clothes, blood, a roof over his head and FOOD.
“Come on people, let’s help our neighbours. As of me, my conscience is clear, I am running a good race, I am keeping my faith, when the time comes for me to go to my grave, I will go with joy and a broad smile on my face,” Abbo said.
Senator Abbo represents Adamawa North Senatorial District at the 9th National Assembly.