Omoyele Sowore, the 2019 presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, seems to have won then battle between him and his party executives – who announced they had sacked him as the party’s National chairman.
His latest victory over his rivals in the party leadership comes from a reassurance from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
According to ripplesnigeria, The electoral body has reiterated it only recognises Omoyele Sowore as the national chairman of the African Action Congress (AAC).
In a statement signed by Rose Oriaran-Anthony, secretary to the commission on Friday, INEC stated that there is no evidence showing that Sowore has ceased form being the national chairman.
AAC had suspended Sowore and nine other NEC members of the party for alleged corruption and anti-party activities at its second NEC meeting in Abuja.
It had subsequently installed Leonard Ezenwa as the Acting National Chairman.
However INEC in reaction said: “The commission after reviewing the content of the letter has established the following.
“There is no documentary evidence that a meeting of the AAC National Executive Committee (NEC) was convened by the National Chairman as required by Chapter 9 Section 59(a) of the Constitution of AAC.
“The party did not provide a 21-day notice of the NEC meeting as required by Section85(1) of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended).
“There are no minutes or evidence of attendance of the AAC National Executive Committee meeting where the National Chairman and eight (8) others were purportedly suspended.
“Accordingly, the Commission shall continue to recognize and relate with Mr. Sowore Omoyele as the substantive national Chairman of the African Action Congress.”