A faction of the African Action Congress (AAC) loyal to its national chairman, Omoyele Sowore, has denounced a national convention scheduled for Friday.
Deputy National Secretary of the party, Joshua Adeoye, in a statement late Thursday described the organisers as “criminal actors”, adding that no convention has been authorised by the party.
The party warned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), its members and the media against paying attention to the convention.
“No such gathering has been planned or sanctioned by the AAC; and any such gatherings in the name of the party are baseless, criminal and motivated by mischief,” Adeoye said.
“This criminal effort is purportedly led by one Leonard Nzenwa, who was recently expelled by the National Executive Committee of the party in a well-attended emergency meeting on the 27th of July 2019.
“The African Action Congress therefore issues a call to the police and security agencies for the arrest of Mr. Leonard Nzenwa and his criminal actors, and calls on the general public to dissociate themselves with any actions of this expunged delinquent,” the statement said.
Sowore will remain in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) for 45 days after the Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday granted the secret police’s permission to detain the Sahara Reporters publisher for spearheading a revolution movement.