Omoyele Sowore said in 2018 that he founded the African Action Congress (AAC) because none of the existing parties was democratic enough. In just one year, the party on which he ran for president in 2019 is exhibiting all the traits condemned in other parties.
What’s happening? A faction of the party says Sowore has been suspended from the party for six months over anti-party activities. In his place, Dr. Leonard Ezenwa, the party’s secretary was appointed as chairman.
- Sowore was allegedly suspended alongside eight others, including the party’s Deputy National Chairman (South West), Ogunlana Rotimi Jacob.
- He was accused of involvement in anti-party activities, including the “inflow of illegal foreign funds into the party” and his retention of same.
The other side: Sowore’s faction has debunked the claims, insisting that Ezenwa had earlier been suspended, alongside others in his faction for financial impropriety and anti-party activities.
- Consequently, the Sowore faction announced in a statement signed personally by the former presidential candidate that Ezenwa and members of his faction have now been expelled.
- Sowore also claimed in a tweet that his alleged suspension was a ploy by some unnamed persons who are trying to distract Nigerians from a new report broken by Sahara Reporters (which he owns) about an alleged N500 billion fraud in the Central Bank of Nigeria.