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Sowore remains AAC Chairman~INEC

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has stated that it will continue to recognize Omoyele Sowore as the substantive National Chairman of the African Action Congress.

Sowore, the party’s presidential candidate in the February 2019 general elections was suspended, alongside eight others via a letter written to the Independent National Electoral Commission, by the party’s National Executive Committee on the 13th of May.

But INEC, in a reply through its secretary Mrs Rose Oriaran-Anthony, on the 14th of May said that:

“The commission, after reviewing the content of the letter, has established the following: There is no documentary evidence that a meeting of the AAC NEC was convened by the National Chairman as required by Chapter 9 Section 59(a) of the constitution of the AAC.

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“The party did not provide a 21-day notice of the NEC meeting as required by Section 85(1) of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended). There are no minutes or evidence of attendance of the AAC NEC meeting where the National Chairman and eight others were purportedly suspended.

INEC said that there was no documentary evidence that the National Chairman convened the NEC meeting of the party as required by Chapter 9 Section 59(a) of the Constitution of the AAC.

It also said that the party did not provide a 21-day notice of the NEC meeting as required by section 85(1) of the Electoral Act 2010 (As Ammended).

Accordingly, INEC said it shall continue to recognize Omoyele Sowore as the substantive National Chairman of the AAC.