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Ondo APC To Suspend Party Chairman For Assaulting Female Commissioner



The All Progressives Congress in Ondo said that it would suspend the ward chairman of the party in Akoko North-West Local Government Area of the state, Mr Olumide Awolumate, for allegedly assaulting the state Commissioner for Woman Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Juliana Osadahun.

This was disclosed on Monday by the state chairman of the party, Mr Ade Adetimehin, who expressed bitterness over the alleged attack on the commissioner and stated that the party would punish the ward chairman for such irresponsible behaviour.

News About Nigeria reports that Olumide, who was seen in a fight with the commissioner, allegedly inflicted injuries on her head during palliatives distribution in Arigidi Akoko, Area of the State on Sunday.

“We don’t tolerate indiscipline in our party. The erring chairman would be suspended for being involved in such a public, embarrassing act.

Also speaking on the alleged assault, the Deputy Majority Leader of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Princess Oluwatosin Ajirotutu, condemned what the Party Chairman did to the commissioner.

The legislator, therefore, called on the Ondo state police command to arrest and prosecute the APC chieftain.

In her words: “It is displeasing and barbaric to have viewed a video clip that surfaced and has caused pandemonium in the media space and Arigidi in Akoko Northwest of Ondo State following the directive of Ondo State Government on subsidy palliatives distribution across the state.

“The action of Mr. Awolumate Olumide on Hon. Adebunmi Osadahun is condemned and he should be arrested and made to face maximum disciplinary sanction by the Ondo State Commissioner of Police while the Attorney General of Ondo State should prosecute Mr. Olumide immediately.

“Assault on womenfolk should not be tolerated in any part of Ondo State and the country. Women deserve our caring in every situation because of their sensitive roles in society,” she added.