- The presidential candidate of the African Action Alliance, Omoyele Sowore, has been expelled by his party
- Sowore, who was the national chairman of the party, was expelled alongside 28 other national officers of the party
- Sowore is currently in detention of the Department of State Services over the RevolutionNow protests he championed
The African Action Alliance (AAC) has expelled its national chairman and ex-presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections, Omoyele Sowore, from the party.
Also affected were 28 other national officers of the party, Daily Trust reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the African Action Congress took the decision at its ongoing national convention at Rockview Hotel in Owerri, the Imo state capital.
Recall that a Federal High Court in Abuja had asked that Sowore be kept in detention for 45 more days pending investigation by the Department of State Services (DSS).
The former presidetial candidate of the AAC was arrested for organising RevolutionNow protests against the federal government.
Justice Taiwo Taiwo in his ruling on Thursday, August 8, granted an ex-parte motion filed by the DSS asking that it be allowed to keep Sowore in its detention.
The judge said the detention could be renewed upon to enable the DSS complete its investigation.
The DSS in the motion accused Sowore of terrorism by tendering two digital video disks showing the ex-presidential candidate with Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
In the second video, Sowore was shown boasting that members of the equally proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) were going to join forces with him to bring down the Nigerian government.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a Nigerian lawyer said that he would challenge the court order directing the Department of State Services (DSS) to detain the publisher of Sahara Reporters', Omoyele Sowore for 45 days.
The national legal adviser of the African Action Congress, Inibehe Effiong, said the party would ensure that the court order against its 2019 presidential candidate was vacated.
Effiong said the AAC would file an application before the court to seek an order to vacate the court's decision on Sowore.
He also said the legal team was saddened by the court's decision on the ex-presidential candidate's detention by the DSS for championing the controversial #RevolutionNow protests.
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