The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the African Action Congress (AAC) has disclosed that it removed Omoyele Sowore as the National Chairman of the party for financial misconducts.
GQBUZZ had earlier reported that the AAC National Chairman was suspended by its NEC, with Leonard Nzenwa announced as acting National Chairman.
“NEC had in a letter inviting the former National Chairman of the party dated March 13, 2019, accused him of misappropriation of funds and failure to comply with the statutory requirements of the party to hold NEC meeting over a long period of time,” a statement from the party read.
“The party in the said seven-day notice asked him to appear before the NEC to clear himself of the said allegation.
“The notice of seven days summon was in accordance with article 51 (i) (ii) and Article 52 (n) of the party constitution.”
The statement further read: “inflow of foreign funds into the party and retaining same personally in contravention of section 225, (3) (4) of the 1999 constitution.
“The party leadership had also in a letter to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) dated April 25 confirmed the suspension of Mr Omoyele Sowore and nine others in accordance with Article 52 (k) of the party.
“The Acting National Chairman of the party and other members of the new NEC were sworn in today 13th May 2019 at the 3rd NEC meeting of the party.”