Omoyele Sowore

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2019 election, Omoyele Sowoere, has vowed to appeal the court judgement validating his suspension as the National Chairman of the party.

Sowore, the publisher of online news medium, Saharareporters, made this known to the Punch in a message on Friday.

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He said:  “We’ve commenced the process of appeal already. The judgment won’t stand.”

Concise News reports that the Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday validated the suspension of Sowore as the National Chairman of the AAC, and Malcolm Fabiyi as the Deputy National Chairman.

Delivering judgment, Justice Inyang Ekwo, also affirmed the appointment of Dr. Leonard Nzewa as the acting national chairman of the party.

The judge granted all the prayers contained in the suit which was instituted by Nzewa seeking the validation of the decision of the party’s National Executive Committee to suspend Sowore and Fabiyi for six months at its meeting held on March 27, 2019.

Sowore was suspended along with Fabiyi and others for allegedly engaging in anti-party activities.

But the judge, in dismissing Sowore and Fabiyi’s objection to the suit, held that they failed to personally depose to the counter-affidavit filed against the suit.