UPDATE: AAC expels Sowore, 28 others
The African Action Alliance (AAC) on Friday, in Owerri, the Imo State capital, announced the expulsion of its National Chairman, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, from the party.
Also sacked from the party were 28 other National Officers.
Sowore was the party’s presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections.
The sacking of Sowore may not be unconnected with the row caused by his call for a revolution to unseat President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
The party took the decision at the National Convention of the party held at Rockview Hotel, Owerri.
Sowore was replaced by Dr. Leonard Nzenwa.
The motion to expel Sowore, Malcom Fabiyi and 28 others, was moved by Chief Emeka Ezeife and seconded by Nasiru Abdul Rahman.
The party accused Sowore of anti party activities and bringing the party into disrepute through his actions.
Speaking after he was sworn in, the new Chairman, accused Sowore of subversive activities by trying to change the government through unconstitutional means.
He said that though the party is poised to take over power in 2023, it could only do that through the ballot box.
It could be recalled that ElombahNews, on May 13, 2019, reported that AAC National Executive Committee (NEC) suspended Omoyele Sowore.
Sowore, who’s the party’s national chairman, was suspended for alleged anti-party activities, refusing to heed the tenets of the party’s constitution like his failure to convene a NEC meeting, and financial misappropriation.
He was suspended during a special NEC meeting held in Abuja on Monday, May 13, 2019, with Leonard Nzenwa, the party’s national secretary, immediately sworn in as acting chairman.
The committee disclosed that Sowore’s suspension takes effect from March 27 and will last for six months unless the decision is overturned by a national convention of the party.
While addressing party supporters at Monday’s NEC meeting, Nzenwa accused Sowore and his associates of brazen acts that only fueled his own personal ambition at the detriment of the party’s democratic values.
Reacting, Sowore had challeged the decision in court and the judicial body reversed the decision and reinstated him.
The Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC] also upheld Sowore’s chairmanship and candidacy in the party.
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