The African Action Alliance, AAC, has expelled its National Chairman, Omoyele Sowore, from the party.
Also affected were 28 other National Officers of the party. The party took the decision at its the National Convention, on Friday, at the Rockview Hotel, Owerri, the Imo State capital.Sowore was replaced by Dr. Leonard Nzenwa.
Recall, that the Federal High Court in Abuja, had approved the request of the Department of State Security Services, DSS, to detain the Convener of #RevolutionNow, Sowore, for 45 days, pending investigation. Justice Taiwo Taiwo on Thursday, directed that the 45 days can be renewed, if investigation is not concluded in the allegations of terrorism made against Sowore.
Justice Taiwo stated that the court would not ignore the facts presented by the Security Agency, as it is such that must be investigated to be proved with a view to prosecuting him, or it will be discarded.He said that the use of the word ‘may’ in section 27 (1) of the Terrorism Prevention Act, 2015, gives the court the discretion in determining the matter, adding that, the word connotes ‘directory’, rather than ‘mandatory’ meaning. Exhibits presented by the DSS included the digital video display of a Conference between Sowore and one Nnamdi Kanu; and a digital video display of comments made by Sowore in paragraph 4 of the affidavit that members of the proscribed IMN, were going to join forces with him to bring down the government.
The DSS had on August 6, brought the application through its Counsel, G. O. Abadua, seeking to further detain Sowore, who is the Publisher of Sahara Reporters and Presidential Candidate of the AAC, in the 2019 general elections, for 90 days, pending investigation.