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‘I sack you,’ ‘No, I suspend you,’ Sowore, Ezenwa face-off tears AAC apart



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The African Action Congress (AAC) is embroiled in crisis. This is as its founding National Chairman and presidential candidate in the just concluded 2019 general elections, Omoyele Sowore, says he has expelled Leonard Nzenwa, the former national secretary.

The party led by Mazi Okwy, a member of the party’s National Executive Committee had earlier announced Sowore’s suspension from the party.

Addressing journalists in Abuja on Monday, the party said it had suspended its national chairman and 2019 presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, and its Deputy National Chairman (South West), Ogunlana Rotimi Jacob and eight other members of the party.

The party also announced the appointment of, Dr. Leonard Ezenwa and Abayomi Francis Olufemi as the new National Chairman and Deputy National Chairman respectively.

Sowore’s suspension was conveyed in a communique read by Mazi Okwy to journalists in Abuja.

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In the communiqué, the party accused Mr Sowore, the publisher of SaharaReporters of “deliberate inability to convene or hold the constitutionally mandated quarterly meetings of the National Executive Committee and other organs of the party.”

However, in a terse statement Monday, a copy of which was sent to RipplesNigeria, Sowore said Ezenwa and a few others had been sacked over financial impropriety.

“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.

“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,” Sowore said.

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