The African Action Congress (AAC), has suspended its presidential candidate in the just concluded 2019 elections, Omoyele Sowore, its presidential candidate over fraud.
The suspension was announced by Mazi Okwy, a member of the AAC national executive committee (NEC) — After Sowore had failed to “convene national executive council (NEC) meeting, financial misappropriation and other anti-party activities”.
The party has appointed Leonard Ezenwa as acting national chairman, with one Abayomi Olufemi as his deputy, Okwy said.
Okwy said the suspension was based “particularly on the inflow of illegal foreign funds into the party and personally retaining same in contravention of Section 225 (3)(4) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), together with eight others.”
Reacting to his suspension, Sowore announced the suspension of top members of the party and expulsion of Nzenwa.
Sowore in a statement signed personally signed as “national chairman’ of the party, described those suspended as “misguided individuals”.
“It has come to the notice of the office of the Chairman of the African Action Congress that a group of suspended members, induced by financial reasons and anti-progressive politics, gathered in Abuja today, 13th May 2019, and purportedly held a NEC meeting,” the statement read.
“These members, led by Leonard Nzenwa, former national secretary, who was suspended for financial impropriety and anti-party activities, have demonstrated by their actions that they have never been, and have never shared, the core beliefs that those of us in the African Action Congress hold.
“Leonard Nzenwa is hereby expelled from the party, and the misguided individuals who participated in the Abuja meeting are suspended from the party until investigations reveal the extent of their involvement.”