Omoyele Sowore has been suspended as National Chairman of the African Action Congress (AAC) by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party.
The decision was made known at the party’s NEC meeting in Abuja this morning Monday May 13th.
According to the party, Sowore was suspended for alleged anti-party activities, failure to convene NEC meeting and financial misappropriation. Sworn-in is new acting national chairman, Leonard Nzenwa.
In a swift reaction, Omoyele Sowore stated those who announced his suspension are actually the once suspended by the party.
His statement reads:
“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 publisher said on Monday.
“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,” he added.