The Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State has rejected the appointment of Kayode Adebowale as the returning officer for the July 16 election in the state.
At a press conference on Monday, the party said it rejected the returning officer who is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan because of his partisanship and affiliation with the ruling All Progressive Congress.
The Chairman, Legal Committee of Senator Ademola Adeleke Campaign Organisation, Barrister Niyi Owolade said Mr Adebowale was an APC appointee under the John Oyegun-led Council.
“It would therefore be unfair to the mantra of free and fair election for such a figure with close affinity to the APC to be appointed State Returning Officer for the July 16 elections,” he said.
“Prof Adebowale is not just an appointee of Oyegun led Council, he is clearly a member of the inner circle of APC going by his recent activities.”
Mr Owolade further said their rejection of Mr Adebowale was based on the premise that the returning officer has been “part of Ekiti APC campaign on more than five occasions”.