What now appears to be a faction of the African Action Congress (AAC) has expelled its National Secretary, Leonard Ezenwa and others for suspending the National Chairman of the party and its presidential candidate in the last election, Omoyele Sowore.
The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the AAC led by Ezenwa had on Monday suspended Sowore as the party’s National Chairman for allegedly engaging in anti-party activities, financial misappropriation and failure to convene NEC meeting.
Ezenwa had announced Sowore’s suspension along with eight others including the party’s Deputy National Chairman (South-West), Ogunlana Rotimi Jacob for a period of six months.
Ezenwa was thereafter appointed as the Acting National Chairman of the AAC while Abayomi Francis Olufemi was named the party’s Deputy National Chairman.
Reacting to his suspension through a statement he personally signed, Sowore said Ezenwa and the other affected party leaders will remain suspended until investigations were carried out to determine the level of their involvement.
“It has come to the notice of the office of the chairman of the African Action Congress that a group of suspended members, induced by financial reasons and anti-progressive politics gathered in Abuja today (Monday) and purportedly held a NEC meeting.
“These members, led by Leonard Nzenwa, former National Secretary who was suspended for financial impropriety and anti-party activities have demonstrated by their actions that they have never been and have never shared the core beliefs that those of us in the AAC hold.
“Leonard Ezenwa is hereby expelled from the party and the misguided individuals who participated in the Abuja meeting are suspended from the party until investigations reveal the extent of their involvement,” the statement read in part.