A video has surfaced on the internet showing the ward chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress in Arigidi, in Akoko North West, Olumide Awolumate, assaulting Dr. Bunmi Osadahun, the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development.
It was gathered that Osadahun was also attacked by other leaders of the party over the distribution of palliatives aimed at mitigating the impact of the government’s removal of fuel subsidy.
The state government had initiated the distribution of palliatives to the residents of Arigidi Akoko, located in Akoko North West Local Government Area.
However, the APC leaders alleged that the exercise was shrouded in secrecy by government officials and kicked against the arrangement, accusing the female commissioner of marginalising them in the sharing of the palliatives.
In the viral video, the party ward chairman is seen attacking Osadahun with a chair.
The female commissioner was said to have reported the incident to the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in the area.
However, all attempts to speak with Osadahun were unsuccessful, but her daughter, Dr. (Mrs.) Jumoke Bakare said that her mother was hospitalised after the attack.
She said, ”My mother is in the hospital; she can’t talk with you now. She’s resting.”
The state government last week flagged off the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable households in the state, with commissioners leading the distribution in their respective local government areas.