Updated: AAC expels Sowore, warns Amaechi for misusing party in Rivers

The leadership of the African Action Congress has expelled Omoyele Sowore.

Sowore before his expulsion was the national chairman as well as the presidential candidate of the party in the just-concluded general election.

Dr Leonard Nzenwa replaced Sowore.

In a motion moved by Chief Emeka Ezeife and seconded by Nasiru Abdul Rahman, the party agreed to expel Sowore, Malcolm Fabiyi, and 28 others.

The party said the expulsion became necessary following Sowore’s anti-party activities and bringing the party into disrepute through his actions.

The new Chairman, Nzenwa, accused Sowore of subversive activities by trying to change the government through unconstitutional means.

He explained that even though the party is poised to take over power in 2023, it could only do that through the ballot box.

The new chairman said: “The AAC is poised to take over power in 2023 through the ballot and not through any unconstitutional means. We acknowledge the constitutional rights of citizens to peaceful protest against the government, but we are aware that this legal right does not include the right to resort to unconstitutional take over of the government of the country or any part thereof.

“We as law party dissociate the party from any move to unconstitutionally topple the government and any individual who may have done that in the name of the party did so without our consent and did not do so in the name of the party or on its behalf.

The party also criticized the former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, for using the party “to foment trouble in Rivers State.

Nzenwa said that AAC is not in alliance with any party, vowing that the party has the capacity and capability to win an election in Rivers State without outside assistance.