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Omoyele Sowore charged with corruption, removed as AAC party chairman

Omoyele Sowore has been sacked as the National chairman for African Action Congress (AAC) for alleged corruption according to the National Executive Committee (NEC).

The party also confirmed the installation of Dr. Leonard Nzenwa as the Acting National Chairman.

Comrade Oladele Ade, Acting Director Communication, in a statement said Dr Nzenwa was until March 27 the National Secretary of the party.

It said: “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.

“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 day summon was in accordance with article 51 (i) (ii) and Article 52 (n) of the party 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 party has, therefore, asked INEC and any other persons or group of persons to, henceforth, recognise Dr. Nzenwa as its Acting National Chairman.

“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.

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