Chairman’s Update on Selection of Pro Tem Officers of the Party

Yesterday, the list of pro tem officers of the party was released. We congratulate all of the men and women who were named as the inaugural leaders of our party.

These men and women will have the singular task of driving the planning and implementation of the State Congresses and National Convention over the next few weeks. Given the scarcity of time and resources, they will require every support and cooperation that they can get. I implore all members of the #TakeItBack Movement and our party to provide them with all necessary support.

These are by definition, temporary positions. After the presidential primaries are completed at the national convention on October 6th, 2018 all accredited party members will have an opportunity to contest for any positions they have an interest in contesting for in the party National Executive Committee (NEC).

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Yours in Service,

Omoyele Sowore
National Chairman AAC

AAC Party: Update on States’ Congress(es) and National Convention

Owing to rapidity of events and activities which has produced unintended outcomes in the last few days, it has become necessary that we make the following clarification, and urge members and aspirants to be guided going forward:

1. Advertised date for obtaining, and submission of Nomination Form thereafter are no longer tenable. Members and Aspirants please should take note that it is being extended till Sunday, September 16, 2018.

2. Date fixed for our party primaries, that is, States’ Congresses – Sept 22, 2018 and National Convention – Sept 26, 2018 respectively will still hold as planned, however, they will run through the Sept 22 to Sept 26, 2018.

This effectively means that the window dates between Sept 22 to Sept 26, 2018 will accommodate our States Congresses as well, if it is not completed in some states.

3. National Convention still holds on October 6th, as planned, venue to be disclosed

4. Details of the primaries will be announced before the end of this week, including the venues of the various Congresses across the country, the Congresses/Convention Committee(s) to undertake these assignment, and other information relating thereof.

5. Coordinators, without delay should reach across to aspirants contesting for various positions in their respective States, just as aspirants should do likewise (Abiodun Thorpe) should be reached immediately for this purpose.

6. Our Nomination Fees remain reasonable when compared to that of many political parties, however, owing to appeals and request to review our fees, aspirants with requisite qualification(s) are advised to get in touch with the undersigned without delay.

7. Finally, note that we are a new political party and these teething challenges are not uncommon. We are working to overcome them.

Yours-in-Service,
Leonard Nzenwa
National Secretary
African Action Congress

AAC Party: Erection of Party Structures Across the Country (Update)

We are making appreciable progress in our bid to put up party offices across the country. I am elated that our members are responding positively for the call in this regard.

I also thank all that have donated offices and also assisted in equipping them. I salute Chief Ugo Ireoche, who has offered and actually provided funds to equip the party office in Umuahia. I commend Crespo Alemo, Chief Akin Olaosun for the Alimosho and Oyo Offices respectively. Others that have also answered this call, we thank you all.

Building a new political party is not an easy task. It is tortuous, hugely demanding. We need to exercise a lot of patience, and deal maturely with every body.

This journey will task us more in the days and weeks ahead and require that we put our heads straight to overcome all the stumbling blocks.

Comrades, we are doing everything possible to get the necessary tools you all require to undertake this task of ‘taking back our country Nigeria’. We crave for your understanding during this trying period!

As we make efforts to erect these offices I appeal further that intending donors should consider the States ‘ Capitals as it will help impact the project more. Symbolic and strategic importance for this, far outweigh every other consideration. This is not to diminish the value of LG Office erection.

We will soon make public additional progress in this regard in the days ahead.

Thank you all,

Leonard Nzenwa
National Secretary
African Action Congress

AAC PARTY ONDO STATE LG ELECTION (UPDATE)

Consequent upon the meeting held today with ODIEC chairman Prof. Yomi Dinakin in preparation towards the forthcoming Local Govt Election, all aspirants are to take note of the following:

1. The Party Primaries will come up Thursday 13th Sept 2018

2. All members that are aspiring for elective positions are to make their intentions known through this platform and present a hard copy between now till Monday 10th Sept 2018.

3. The Nomination forms shall be issued to aspirants that have emerged.

We appeal to all aspirants to treat this as urgent. EXTREMELY URGENT.

For further enquiries, please call:
State Coordinator
Alex: 08038296101

PRO
Wale: 07068586664

AAC National Secretary
08066789611

AAC Party: Approval For Nomination Fees/Exemption For Aspirants Contesting Under Our Party’s Banner

Our great party has finally given approval for all aspirants seeking to contest for various offices across the federation under the party’s banner to pay the following Nomination Fees:

(a) Ward Councillorship Aspirants – N20,000
(b) LGA chairman – N50,000
(c) House of Assembly Aspirants -N200,000
(d) House of Representative Aspirants -N300,000
(e) Senatorial Aspirants – N500,000
(f) Governorship Aspirants – N750,000; and
(g) Presidential Aspirants – N2,000,000.

Besides reducing fees for our women by twenty- five per cent (Women – 25% discount), the party, also in an effort to encourage other politically underprivileged groups in the society to partake fully in its activities, has also granted a waiver to the following categories:

1. Handicapped / disabled – no fees
2. Tertiary institution student – no fees
3. Less than 25 years – no fees
4. Artisans / apprentices under 25 – no fees,
5. Honourably discharged security personnel from police, military, civil defence, road safety – no fees
6. Serving or retired teachers, nurses and emergency service workers – no fees.

Aspirants across the country are advised to take advantage of the party’s gesture to collect the forms.

More information on this can be obtained from the party’s website:
Stage 1: https://aacparty.com/aac-aspirants/
Stage 2: https://aacparty.com/stage-2-aspirants-nomination-form/

Abiodun Thorpe
Director Data Analytics & Election Monitoring.
African Action Congress, AAC

African Action Congress: Who We Are

The African Action Congress is the first political party in Nigeria to be aligned with a progressive political movement.

Our goal is to work towards the establishment of transformational, accountable and exemplary leadership at all levels of governance in Nigeria – from the presidency, gubernatorial, senatorial and House of Representatives; to the state houses of assembly, local government and ward levels.

Our logo, two raised hands against the backdrop of a shining sun, evokes our dedication to unity, transparency and national development.

We will be the party that fulfils the decades long aspiration of the Nigerian people for prosperity and progress.

Our name makes abundantly clear, our awareness of Nigeria’s responsibilities to itself, to the African continent and to the black race.

A Nigeria that stands united and prosperous, will allow its people to reach their highest potentials, and bring progress, dignity and respect to black people all over the world.

We are a party of ideas and action. We are the party of Nigeria’s erstwhile silent majority, who have resolved to speak up and take back their nation and their destiny.

The African Action Congress is the party of those that have been deemed inconsequential. Our doors are open to all Nigerians -regardless of the names they bear, their financial status, gender, creed or ethnicity.

We are the African Action Congress.

We are the future!

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TakeItBack Movement’s Pressure Successful as INEC Extends Voter Registration by Two Weeks

It is with great pleasure that the Take it Back Movement can announce that, thanks to pressure placed on INEC Nigeria at their Abuja office on the 8th of August, the deadline for the Continuous Voters’ Registration, formerly 17th August, has now been lifted. Nigerians will now be allowed to continue to register to vote in the upcoming presidential elections until the 31st of August – the deadline being shifted by two more weeks.

If anyone was still in doubt as to the power held by youth prepared to fight for their future, this landmark turnaround by INEC should be enough to clear those doubts. The standpoint of the Take it Back Movement has never wavered: wherever the rights of Nigerians are being impeded or thwarted, we will fight, using the proper channels, to ensure liberation and justice.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, for giving us the opportunity to discuss this issue that has proven challenging to many Nigerians, and for yielding to a decision that cements Nigeria’s democracy.

The battle is only half won, however. We urge all Nigerians to avail themselves of this opportunity to make a difference on the 16th February, 2019. There is a real opportunity to create the Nigeria we dream of; a Nigeria that works for all Nigerians, not just the elite few. For the first time, there are real options in this race, and we appeal to every eligible citizen to take advantage of this new hope.

We’ve said it before and we will say it again: Nigeria MUST progress!

Rachel Onamusi-Kpiasi
Director, PR, Media and Communications
TakeItBack Movement/Sowore2019

TakeItBack Movement’s Political Party Platform is African Action Congress

Today, our movement’s political platform was announced as one of the newly registered political parties by INEC.

On August 15th, the official unveiling of our party, the AAC, will hold at the Party Headquarters in ABUJA. We will also be announcing the members of our Coalition of Authentic Progressive Parties & Organizations (CAPPO) on that date.

With our own dedicated party platform, we are now able to match up a pace setting movement with a transformative political platform.

We call on progressives and youth everywhere to embrace the AAC. Our party is the authentic platform for political transformation in Nigeria.

Take it Back – Action!!!

Dr Malcolm Fabiyi
Director General
TakeItBack Movement/Sowore 2019 Campaign