Ondo APC Moves Swiftly to Suspend Chairman After Alleged Assault on Commissioner
The Ondo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has taken a firm stance against the alleged assault on the state Commissioner for Woman Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Juliana Osadahun, by one of its ward chairmen, Mr. Olumide Awolumate, in Akoko North-West Local Government Area. The incident, which occurred during the distribution of palliatives in Arigidi Akoko, was captured in a disturbing video.
In an exclusive interview with our correspondent, the state party chairman, Mr. Ade Adetimehin, expressed his strong disapproval of the incident. He emphasized the party’s commitment to discipline within its ranks and announced their intention to address the matter promptly. Mr. Adetimehin stated, “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, with appropriate sanctions to be meted out where necessary. But, the ward chairman would be suspended.”
Furthermore, Princess Oluwatosin Ajirotutu, the Deputy Majority Leader of the Ondo State House of Assembly, condemned the alleged assault and called upon the state police command to take swift action against Mr. Awolumate. She stressed the importance of safeguarding the rights and dignity of women, stating, “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.” Princess Ajirotutu urged the Attorney General of Ondo State to promptly prosecute Mr. Olumide for his actions.
This incident has drawn widespread attention and condemnation, highlighting the significance of upholding the principles of respect and non-violence in political activities and public life.