Court affirms Sowore’s removal as AAC national chairman

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The Federal High Court, Abuja has ordered the suspended National Chairman, African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, to stop parading himself as the party national chairman.

The judge, Inyang Ekwo, in his ruling, also validated the removal of Malcolm Fabiyi as the deputy national chairman of the party.

Sowore was the presidential candidate of the AAC in the 2019 Presidential Election.

Sowore, who doubled as the national chairman of AAC, was however suspended alongside Fabiyi, as party’s leaders following allegations against them, while Leonard Nzenwa was appointed the acting national chair.

Nzenwa had approached court to seek a legal backing on the removal of the former national leaders of the party.

Delivering judgment, Ekwo held that failure of the first and second defendants to give evidence in the suit was prohibitive and fatal in every sense of it.

He held the defendants were not on ground to depose to their respective counter affidavits in opposition to the plaintiff’s originating summons.

One Joshua Adeoye, who deposed to the affidavits, told the court that the 1st and 2nd defendants had traveled outside the country before the matter was filed, and therefore was unable to depose to the counter affidavits.

However, it was the opinion of the court that the deponent was not a party in the suit, and therefore cannot be deposed an affidavit on behalf of 1st and 2nd defendants who were sues in their personal capacity.




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