Ondo election: Makinde, PDP Reject OAU VC, Ogunbodede, as Returning Officer
The Peoples Democratic Party has rejected the choice of the Vice -Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University , Ile Ife , Prof Eyitope Ogunbodede , as the Chief Returning Officer for Saturday governorship election in Ondo State .
The Chairman , National Campaign Council of the PDP, who is also the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, said this at a press briefing in Akure on Thursday .
Makinde said Ogunbodede is from Owo Local Government Area like Governor Rotimi Akeredolu , who is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress .
He also claimed the VC is a known crony of Akeredolu and would not be neutral .
Although INEC has not announced Ogunbodede , Makinde said the party has been informed that the VC had been selected.
He said , “ It has come to our notice that the people of Ondo State will not be getting free and fair elections if the Independent National Electoral Commission as presently composed will be overseeing the elections .
“ We are speaking in particular about the appointment of Prof Eyitope Ogungbenro Ogunbodede , the Vice -Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University , Ile – Ife , as the Chief Returning Officer of the Ondo State Governorship election.