The Lagos State chapter of the African Action Congress (AAC) has rejected last week’s court decision affirming the removal of Omoyele Sowore as the party’s national chairman.
At a press briefing in Lagos on Monday, the chapter said the court’s ruling was a “cut and sew” judgment that would not stand.
“This judgement is copiously biased, neither on logic or merit but on some technical jargons that are unfounded,” said Kunle Ajayi, the acting chairman of AAC, Lagos chapter.
The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday ordered the suspended national chairman of the party, Mr Sowore, to stop parading himself as the party’s national chairman.
The judge, Inyang Ekwo, in his ruling, also validated the removal of Malcolm Fabiyi as the deputy national chairman of the party.
Mr Sowore was the presidential candidate of the AAC in the 2019 Presidential Election.
Mr Sowore, who doubled as the national chairman of AAC, was controversially suspended alongside Mr Fabiyi following allegations against them, while Leonard Nzenwa was appointed the acting national chair.
Mr Sowore was accused of failing to comply with the statutory requirements of the party to hold NEC meetings The activist was also accused of misappropriation of funds, He has denied any wrongdoing.
At Monday’s press conference, the Lagos AAC said the party was not built in the courts but in the public and the judgment of the Federal High Court will not stand.
Present at the event also included state chairmen of the party from Ogun, Cross River, and Kwara states among others as well as the party’s national treasurer, national youth chairman, and the head of Sowore Campus Unit.