Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu was outraged on Monday when the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ward 1, Akoko South West Local Council Area, Olumide Awolumate, assaulted his Commissioner for Women Affairs, Olubunmi Osadahun.
Akeredolu condemned the attack as an insult to the government and made it clear that his administration will not stand for acts of violence in a statement released by Commissioner for Information Bamidele Ademola-Olateju.
You may remember that over the weekend, a video surfaced showing the disgraced ward chairman, also known as “Cuba,” brawling with the commissioner over the distribution of palliatives.
The APC leader can be seen in the short clips striking Osadahun with a chair, leaving her with bruises and a bruised face.
Akeredolu promised to use the entire weight of the law to bring the perpetrator to justice.
“We would like to remind the general public that the Violence Against Persons Prohibition, VAPP, law provides maximum protection and effective remedies for victims and consequences for offenders by outlawing all types of violence against persons.
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Please know that we will not stop trying to get palliative care to those who need it most in our communities, and we appreciate your patience and understanding.
Meanwhile, others both inside and outside of the state have spoken out against the commissioner’s assault.
Several groups and people have demanded that the incident be thoroughly investigated and that appropriate measures be taken against those responsible.
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