The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the African Action Congress (AAC) has reinstated Mr. Omoyele Sowore as the national chairman of the party.
The NEC also announced the expulsion of Mr. Leonard Nzenwa from the party while rejecting the purported suspension of Sowore and Malcolm Fabiyi from the party by Ezenwa.
This decision was announced at the end of the NEC meeting through a communiqué signed by the Deputy National Secretary, Dr Joshua Adeoye, in Abuja on Saturday.
The NEC also rejected the ruling by Justice Iyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court Abuja removing Sowore as the national chairman positing that the court has no case dabbling into the domestic affairs of a political party.
The communiqué reads, “The NEC hereby affirms and reinstates Mr Omoyele Sowore as the one and only national chairman of AAC and Dr Malcolm Fabiyi as the Deputy National Chairman of the AAC Headquarters.
“All actions carried out by Leonard Nzenwa in the name of the African Action Congress including documents signed or authored by him, are hereby dismissed, set aside and completely nullified forthwith.”
The highest decision-making body of the party claimed that Nzenwa failed to appear before it to defend himself as required by Article 80 and 81 of AAC constitution when summoned and went ahead to forge official stamps of the party.
The committee, therefore, called for the arrest and prosecution of Nzenwa for forgery and perjury.
“The NEC affirms that the judiciary as decided by the Supreme court in several cases has no to dabble into the domestic affairs of a political party and is not a forum for determining the leadership of the political party.
“The party also resolved that the stamps used on documents submitted to the court by Leonard were forged with fictitious names and signatures.
“The highest decision making body of the party, therefore, found Nzenwa guilty of the offences in Article 80 (a) , (b) , (d) ,(e) and (f) of the AAC constitution and therefore expelled him from the party in line with the provision of Article 81 (1) and 81 (2) (a),” the communiqué added.
The NEC hereby directs the national working committee to immediately petition the Nigerian Police Force and other relevant security agencies and insist on the prosecution of Nzenwa for forgery, perjury among other criminal acts arising from his felonious conduct.
The body has fixed its next meeting for September 2019 where the final decision would be taken and also proposed to hold its second national convention in December 2019.
SaharaReporters, New York