The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reportedly said it would only continue to recognise Omoyele Sowore as the national chairman of the African Action Congress (AAC).
INEC's decision is coming five days after one Mazi Okwy read a resolution of suspension of Sowore to journalists in Abuja while installing the expelled secretary of the party, Leonard Ezenwa as acting party chairman, Sahara Reporters reports.
The electoral body in a statement signed by Rose Oriaran-Anthony, secretary to the commission on Friday, May 17, said there is no evidence that shows that Sowore has ceased from being the national chairman:
INEC said: "The commission after reviewing the content of the letter has established the following.
"There is no documentary evidence that a meeting of the AAC National Executive Committee (NEC) was convened by the National Chairman as required by Chapter 9 Section 59(a) of the Constitution of AAC.
"The party did not provide a 21-day notice of the NEC meeting as required by Section85(1) of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended).
"There are no minutes or evidence of attendance of the AAC National Executive Committee meeting where the National Chairman and eight (8) others were purportedly suspended.
"Accordingly, the Commission shall continue to recognize and relate with Mr. Sowore Omoyele as the substantive national Chairman of the African Action Congress."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Sowore reacted to his suspension by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of his party.
It was gathered Sowore who is also the national chairman of the party was accused of anti-party activities and alleged financial misappropriation.
In a statement Sowore signed as the national chairman of the party, he said those that sacked him are “misguided individuals” on suspension.
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