The Omoyele Sowore-led faction of the African Action Congress (AAC) has expelled the party’s national secretary, Leonard Nzenwa, and suspended others who had suspended him on Monday, May thirteen, 2019.
During a special National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting held in Abuja today, the committee had suspended Sowore as the party chairman and installed Nzenwa as acting chairman. Sowore was accused of financial misappropriation and anti-party activities such as failure to convene a NEC meeting.
While addressing party supporters at the meeting, Nzenwa accused Sowore and his associates of brazen acts that only fueled his own personal ambition at the detriment of the party’s democratic values.
However, in a swift response, he has released a statement to accuse the Nzenwa-led faction of being financially-induced to engage in anti-progressive politics. Sowore expelled Nzenwa from the party, while also suspending other individuals who he said participated in the special NEC meeting until investigations reveal the extent of their involvement.
Sowore was elected the AAC’s national chairman shortly after it was registered by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in August 2018 and was elected the party’s presidential candidate shortly after. The Sahara Reporters founder scored a total of 33,953 votes in the February 23 presidential election won by President Muhammadu Buhari.