Ondo APC ward chairman attacks commissioner over palliative distribution

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The Ondo State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Juliana Osadahun, was on Sunday attacked by the ward chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Olumide Awolumate, in Arigidi Akoko in the Akoko North-West Local Government Area of the state.

In a video that has gone viral, Awolumate hit the commissioner with a plastic chair, causing her head injury.

It was gathered that the altercation occurred when the two-party chieftains could not agree over altercation over palliative distribution in the area.

The commissioner who is the chairman of the committee for the palliative distribution in Akoko North-West Local Government Area, according to an eyewitness, had an altercation with Awolumate on how rice would be shared.

The eyewitness said, “There was a hot argument over how the rice would be shared. This led to a physical attack.”

The eyewitness added that the matter had generated political tension in Arigidi Akoko. The commissioner was said to have reported the matter at a police station, while the party ward chairman was arrested and transferred to the Akure headquarters of the state police command.

The state Director of Publicity of the APC, Steve Olatoro, confirmed watching the video of the attack, but said the matter had not been officially reported at the party secretariat in Akure.

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