Omoyele Sowore suspended as The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the African Action Congress (AAC).
The suspension was announced at the party’s NEC meeting in Abuja, on Monday.
According to the NEC, Sowore is being suspended for alleged anti-party activities, failure to convene NEC meeting and financial misappropriation.
A new acting national chairman, Leonard Nzenwa, has immediately been sworn-in.
But in his reaction to the suspension Sowore also announced the suspension of top members of the party and expulsion of Nzenwa. This was contained in a statement:
“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.
Ezenwa had on Monday morning anounced on live television the supension of the party chairman, Sowore for what he described as alleged inability to hold or convene quaterly meeting of the NEC, anti-party activities as well as financial misapropration.