The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, have reacted to the suspension of the national chairman of the African Action Congress (AAC) Mr. Omoyele Sowore.
Reacting to the suspension, INEC secretary Rose Oriaran-Anthony said the Electoral body only recognizes Mr. Sowore as the chairman of the party.
The statement reads;
“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.”
It will be recalled that Sowere alongside eight others was days ago suspended as the chairman of the party for alleged corruption and a new chairman, Ezenwa was announced.