Peoples Democratic Celebration in Osun State has rejected the appointment of Kayode Adebowale, Vice-Chancellor of the College of Ibadan because the returning officer for the July 16 governorship election within the state.
The opposition get together alleged that Adebowale is affliated with the ruling All Progressive Congress.
In response to Niyi Owolade, the Chairman, Authorized Committee of Senator Ademola Adeleke Marketing campaign Organisation, Adebowale was an APC appointee underneath the John Oyegun-led Council. He additionally alleged that the UI Vice Chancellor has been “a part of Ekiti APC marketing campaign on greater than 5 events”.
“It could subsequently be unfair to the mantra of free and honest election for such a determine with shut affinity to the APC to be appointed State Returning Officer for the July 16 elections,” he stated.
“Prof Adebowale isn’t just an appointee of Oyegun led Council, he’s clearly a member of the internal circle of APC going by his current actions.
“It’s significantly troubling that the Vice Chancellor was a part of Ekiti APC marketing campaign on greater than 5 events. He was particularly very near the household of the Ekiti Governor-elect earlier than and through the campaigns.
“We subsequently name on the Nationwide Chairman of INEC, Prof Mamhood Yakubu to urgently withdraw the appointment of Prof Adebowale and appoint a brand new impartial Returning Officer for Osun ballot. We warn that we’ll not permit an APC sympathiser to superintend over the Osun election as was the case in 2018.”
Reacting to the claims, the APC Chairman in Osun State, Gboyega Famoodun, described the allegations in opposition to the returning officer as baseless.
The chairman, who spoke by his aide, described the PDP’s place as a joke and urged the general public to ignore the allegations.
The assertion learn;
“The PDP’s place just isn’t new. They’re used to it.
“It is a sign that they don’t seem to be ready for the governorship election in Osun State as any severe political organisation received’t object to that type of association. It is sort of a sinking individual desperately on the lookout for a straw to carry on to.
“They need to higher have interaction in ventures that may painting them as a severe entity. This their present posture provides them out as jokers. It could be recalled that comparable hostility in the direction of the then Osun REC was additionally displayed by this set of jokers in 2014.
“Additionally in 2018, the identical PDP kicked in opposition to the then REC, Mr Segun Agbaje to the extent that the INEC commissioner vowed that he would give up if the then Osun elections have been discovered to be fraudulent. On the finish of the day, the Supreme Courtroom vindicated us.”
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