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Lagos AAC disowns party chair, insists no one can suspend Sowore

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The Lagos State Chapter of the African Alliance Congress (AAC) has disowned Leonard Nzenwa, the National Chairman of the party.

The Publicity Secretary of the party in the state, Mr Elias Ozikpu, said this while speaking to newsmen on Sunday.

Ozikpu was reacting to the reported expulsion of Omoyele Sowore, the presidential candidate of the party in the 2019 elections and 28 others.

Nzenwa had condemned the #RevolutionNow march by Sowore and others, saying AAC did not sanction the protest.

He promised that the party would have a new lease of life under him, accusing Sowore of working against the interests of the party and Nigerians.

But in his reaction, Ozikpu has described Nzenwa as an impostor, saying ”Nzenwa is not the chairman of the party. We don’t recognise him in Lagos AAC and genuine members of the party don’t recognise him as chairman.

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”Our chairman remains Mr Omoyele Sowore and that is the leader we all know. Nzenwa is just an impostor, who just wants to hijack the party and that is why he and others went to Owerri to announce the expulsion of Sowore.

”But the questions to ask are: why Owerri? Is Owerri the headquarters of the party? Who and who were at the so-called convention where he was announced as chairman? The whole thing was a kangaroo arrangement.

”We had our national convention recently in Abuja and the same Nzenwa was expelled by the party while a vote of confidence was passed on Sowore. So Nzenwa can’t claim to be national chairman.

”The national secretary of the party is putting a disclaimer in newspapers to counter Nzenwa’s claim. He is not our chairman and we don’t recognise him.”

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