Thursday, September 28, 2023

Reactions trail Assault on Ondo Commissioner as calls for probe increase



Critical stakeholders in Ondo State have resolved that the alleged assault on the commissioner for women affairs and social development Mrs Bunmi Orisadahunsi should be thoroughly investigated and perpetrators brought to book.

They spoke on the backdrop of a fraca that broke out between a serving commissioner and an APC ward chairman Olumide Awolumate In Akoko NorthWest local government area.

Over the weekend, a pandemonium broke out at Arigidi in Akoko North West local government where the Ondo State commissioner for Women Affairs and social development Mrs Bunmi Orisadahunsi was attacked during the distribution of palliatives to cushion the effect of subsidy removal.

However, some opinion Moulders have condemned the attack as heartbreaking and unnecessary.

Arising from its emergency meeting held in Akure which was presided over by the APC State Chairman,. Ade Adetimehin, the party expressed disappointment by the condthe state chapter of All progressives Congress APC expressed disappointment by the conduct of the ward chairman.

The State Publicity Secretary of the party Mr Alex Kalejaye said APC
condemned in strong terms the crude behavior and unbelievable level of indiscipline exhibited by one of its officers, Mr. Olumide Awolumate.

The party called for the immediate suspension of the chairman by the ward leaders, assuring that further disciplinary actions will follow later.

He apologises to the women folks for the inconveniences the incident would have caused them.

In her swift reaction, The senior special assistant to governor Akeredolu on gender research and decumentation Temitope Daniyan said appropriate desciplinary measures should be taken against the ward chairman.

Other members and officers of the party were cautioned against any form of unruly behaviors or embarrassing conducts that could tarnish the image of the party.