Omoyele Sowore has reacted to the suspension from the seat of the National Chairman of AAC which was issued to him by the National Executive Committee.
The suspension was announced by the NEC in Abuja today, who also replaced Omoyele Sowore with Leonard Nzenwa as the new National Chairman.
A statement reads:
“Since our party was registered, fellow party men and women, it has failed to hold the constitutional mandatory meetings. Huge monies, millions of naira and dollars have not properly been accounted for, particularly, hundreds of millions of dollars raised for our party’s presidential candidate.
“Allegations of foreign funds which were allowed to flow into the party in contravention of the provision of the 1999 constitution and the Electoral Act and were utilised by the party’s presidential candidate and certain individuals without knowledge of the party have been clearly established by all. We cannot be seen to be doing what the people we’re criticising are doing.”
In swift reaction, Sowore revealed in a statement that it is actually the members led by Nzenwa that were suspended.
His statement reads:
“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.”