- Omoyele Sowore has been suspended as the national chairman of the African Action Congress
- Sowore was suspended over allegations of anti-party activities, failure to convene NEC meeting and financial misappropriation
- Leonard Ezenwa has been appointed acting national chairman of the party
National Executive Committee (NEC) of the African Action Congress (AAC) on Monday, May 13, announced the suspension of its national chairman, Omoyele Sowore, due to alleged anti-party activities.
According to report by Channels TV, the party claimed that Sowore, its presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections, failed to convene NEC meeting and also accused him of financial misappropriation.
The committee also announced that the suspension of Sowore and other members of his executive takes effect from March 27 and it is to last for six months except overturned by a national convention of the party.
The reports further claimed that a new acting national chairman, Leonard Nzenwa, has immediately been sworn-in.
Recall that Legit.ng reported that the African Action Congress denied having any relationship with the APC in Rivers state after APC chieftain, Rotimi Amaechi, told party loyalists to vote for the AAC governorship candidate.
The APC in Rivers state was barred by the Independent National Electoral Commission from fielding candidates for the 2019 elections, hence, Amaechi's decision to back the AAC governorship candidate, Awara Biokpomabo.
The AAC leadership, however, said the party has not entered into any form of agreement with the APC.
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