A Federal High Court in Abuja has affirmed the suspension of the presidential candidate of the African Action Committee (AAC), Omoyele Sowore in the 2019 presidential election from the party.
The court also ordered the deputy national chairman of the party, Mr Malcolm Fabiyi, to stop parading himself as such.
The court further restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from further recognizing the suspended chairman, pending the determination of the motion on notice.
Delivering judgment today, Justice Inyang Ekwo cited that Sowore’s failure to personally depose to the counter-affidavit filed against the suit that was brought against him by the acting National Chairman of the party, Leonard Nzenwa means that the claim of the plaintiff remains uncontroverted.
Justice Ekwo in his judgment says by the provision of Nigeria’s constitution , African action committee is a political party registered by INEC and as such the court cannot meddle into its affairs. However, Sowore has vowed to appeal the ruling.