The All Progressives Congress in Ondo State has announced that Mr Olumide Awolumate a ward chairman in Akoko North-West Local Government Area would serve some punishments, for beating the state Commissioner for Woman Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Juliana Osadahun.
On Sunday, Mr. Olumide was seen in a video beating the commissioner, inflicting serious injuries on the latter’s head during palliatives distribution in Arigidi Akoko.
According to the state chairman of the party, Mr Ade Adetimehin, expressed his disappointment over the attack on the commissioner adding that the party would convene over sit on the matter.
He said, ” We don’t tolerate indiscipline in our party. The erring chairman would be suspended for being involved in such a public, embarrassing act. “I have directed the party chairman in the local government to bring everybody to Akure today (Monday) and we will deliberate and appropriate sanction will be meted out where necessary. But, the ward chairman would be suspended.”
In the same vein, Deputy Majority Leader of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Princess Oluwatosin Ajirotutu, has called on the state police command to commence an arrest and prosecute the APC chieftain.
she said, “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.”