‘Sowore is the only Chairman we recognize’ – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reacted to the suspension of Mr. Omoyele Sowore as the substantive National Chairman of the African Action Congress (AAC) by the party saying he is the chairman they recognise.

INEC’s statement is coming days after a certain Mazi Okwy revealed that Sowore had been suspended by the party to journalists in Abuja.

Rose Oriaran-Anthony, the secretary to the commission on Friday reacting to the suspension 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.”

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