The African Alliance Congress (AAC) in Lagos state on Sunday that it would not recognise Leonard Nzenwa as the national chairman of the party.
Spokesperson for the party Elias Ozikpu made this known while reacting to the reported sacking of Omoyele Sowore as National Chairman by a convention of the party on Augus 9 in Owerri and the subsequent naming of Nzenwa as new chairman.
Concise News had reported that the AAC expelled its presidential candidate in the 2019 general election, Sowore, and 28 others for alleged anti-party activities and insubordination at the convention.
The Nigerian government has since arrested Sowore for spearheading the recent #RevolutionNow protest.
And Nzenwa condemned the protest, saying AAC did not sanction it.
But Ozikpu has described Nzenwa as an impostor, saying that Sowore remained the AAC national 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,” News Agency of Nigeria quoted him as saying.
”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.”
He called on members of the party to keep faith with the party and remain loyal to Sowore.