The Lagos State Chapter of the African Alliance Congress, AAC, on Sunday said it would not recognise Mr. Leonard Nzenwa as the National Chairman of the party.
The Publicity Secretary of the party in the state, Mr. Elias Ozikpu, this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Lagos.
He was reacting to the reported expulsion of Mr. Omoyele Sowore as National Chairman by a convention of the party on Aug. 9 in Owerri, the Imo State capital and the subsequent naming of Nzenwa as the new chairman.
Sowore, also the presidential candidate of the party in the 2019 elections and 28 others were reportedly expelled for alleged anti-party activities and insubordination at the convention.
The AAC presidential candidate is currently being held in connection with the recent #RevolutionNow march, he spearheaded.
Nzenwa, while speaking after the convention, 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 Ozikpu has described Nzenwa as an impostor, saying that Sowore remained the AAC national chairman.
He said the convention in which Sowore was purportedly expelled and Nzenwa announced was a ‘kangaroo arrangement” by those hell-bent on hijacking the party.
Ozikpu pointed out that Nzenwa had earlier been expelled from the party at a recent convention in Abuja, saying there was no way the Lagos AAC and genuine members would recognise him as chairman.
“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.
Source: The Guardian