There are allegations that the suspended national Chairman of the the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore was allegedly given $1m adoption fund by a chieftain of the All Progressive Congress,APC, in the state for the party to be adopted as a general opposition party during just concluded 2019 gubernatorial poll in Rivers State.
After a court verdict disqualifying the All Progressives Congress,APC, from contesting in the just concluded gubernatorial poll in the state, the party decided to support the candidate of the AAC in the poll against the ruling Peoples Democratic Party,PDP,
In a swift reaction the National Working Committee of the African Action Congress (AAC), has embark on a thorough probe of the alleged $1m.
The party stated this in a communique released at the end of an high powered meeting held on Friday in Abuja stating that it has resolved to probe the viral allegation that the adoption money was embezzled.
The communique which was signed by Dr Leonard Nzenwa, the acting national Chairman of the party.
“That following a review of the petition of some aggrieved members of the Rivers State chapter of the party, alleging the absconding with the sum of $1m received by the suspended chairman of the party, Mr Omoleye Sowore, from a chieftain of a rival political party for adoption of our party as a general opposition platform for Rivers State, the National Working Committee set up a three-man committee headed by Musa Abu to investigate the allegations and report back in seven days,” the Communique stated.
The party’s National Working Committee,NWC also voiced its displeasure on how over N157m used for the presidential election campaign cannot be adequately accounted for
“After extensive deliberations at which members focused on redeeming the battered image of the party, the NWC passed a vote of confidence in the acting chairman of the party, Dr Leonard Nzenwa.
“The following were unanimously resolved: the NWC received the reform agenda of the acting chairman containing the new three-point agenda, reviewed it and adopted same for implementation in other to reform, restructure and rebuild the party.
“The NWC frowned upon how the over N157m presidential campaign fund donated by party faithful within and outside the country was illegally utilised and not properly accounted for.
“That the purported suspension of the Rivers State chairman of the party is declared null and void as having been done illegally and the chairman is directed to continue to discharge the duties.
The party’s decision making body also passed a resolution to review all its election cases and how to provide quality legal representation for the party.
SOURCE: THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER
Do you think this will lead to the end of Omoyele Sowore’s short political career ? Share your views and thoughts in the comment section located below