Palliative distribution is just starting in some states, and it is already resulting in a blood bath. 

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State is in the midst of the troubles coming with sharing the palliative.

On Monday, the party declared that it would suspend the chairman of the party in Akoko North-West Local Government Area of the state, Olumide Awolumate.

Ondo APC To Suspend Party Chairman After Beating Commissioner
Photo from the scene

The decision was reached after Awolumate brutalised the state Commissioner for Woman Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Juliana Osadahun.

Awolumate in a video spreading online inflicted injuries on the Commissioner’s head during palliative distribution in Arigidi Akoko, on Sunday.

APC Chairman in Ondo State, Ade Adetimehim in a chat with Punch condemned the alleged attack on the commissioner.


To him, the party would sit on the matter today (Monday).

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.”

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The Deputy Majority Leader of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Princess Oluwatosin Ajirotutu also condemned the assault on the commissioner.

She called on the state police command to arrest and prosecute the APC chieftain.

Palliative Distribution

The legislator 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.

“He should be arrested and made to face maximum disciplinary sanction by the Ondo State Commissioner of Police.

“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.”

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