- Omoyele Sowore has been accused of receiving one million dollars during the Rivers gubernatorial elections
- The money was reportedly from a chieftain of a rival political party for adoption of the AAC as a general opposition platform for Rivers state
- A 3-man committee headed by Hon. Musa Abu has been set up to investigate the allegations and report back in 7 days
The national working committee of the African Action Congress (AAC) has set up a committee to investigate Omoyele Sowore over the claims that he received $1,000,000.00 during the Rivers gubernatorial elections.
Also, the committee of the party also passed a vote of confidence on its interim chairman, Leonard Enzenwa, Leadership reports.
In a statement released after the members of the party had its meeting on Friday, May 17, in Abuja, AAC frowned at how the over N157,000,000.00 campaign funds donated by party faithfuls was mismanaged.
The fund which was said to have been received within and outside the country was declared illegally utilized and not properly accounted for.
The NWC also added that the reported suspension of the Rivers state chairman is illegal and void, and the chairman will continue to carry out his duties.
Nzenwa said the meeting was also to carry out the review of the cases of suspension Omoyele Sowore and his collusion with some political parties.
The party said: “That following a review of the petition of some aggrieved members of the Rivers state chapter of the party alleging the absconding with the sum of $1,000,000.00 received by the suspended chairman of the Party, Mr. Omoleye Sowore from a chieftain of a rival political party for adoption of our party as a general opposition platform for Rivers State, the National Working Committee set up a 3-man Committee headed by Hon. Musa Abu to investigate the allegations and report back in 7 days.
“To review all election litigations in court including legal representations to ensure that the chances of the party are enhanced and to wedge bad eggs within the party working to undermine the interest of the party.
“That the NWC viewed with concern the decision of one Tawo Tawo SAN, (a lawyer alleged to have close links with one of the chieftains of a rival party) to continue to disrespect the new leadership of the party and continue to relate with the suspended Chairman on election petition issues concerning Rivers state.“
Recall that the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the AAC on Monday, May 13, announced the suspension of Sowore, due to alleged anti-party activities.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) reportedly said it would only continue to recognise Omoyele Sowore as the national chairman of the African Action Congress (AAC).
INEC's decision came 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.
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