Category: Government

OMOYELE SOWORE IS THE NATIONAL CHAIRMAN OF THE AFRICAN ACTION CONGRESS – CONFIRMED BY INEC

14th May, 2019, INEC confirmed what party faithfuls have always known – the chairman of the African Action Congress is – and has always been – Omoyele Sowore.

Rachel Onamusi-Kpiasi
Director, PR, Media and Communication
African Action Congress

AFRICAN ACTION CONGRESS CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE SACK AND ARREST OF CBN GOVERNOR GODWIN EMEFIELE OVER N500bn THEFT

Omoyele Sowore, chairman of the African Action Congress party, has called for the immediate sacking and arrest of the CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele, following the recent release of an audio recording that puts him squarely at the centre of an audacious 500 billion naira theft that crippled the economy and risked foreign investment. Emefiele, his deputy Edward Lametek Adamu and others have been caught on tape discussing how to cover up the loss of the funds stolen from the Central Bank of Nigeria towards the end of 2018 in a private investment in Dubai that went bust.

The CBN governor, appointed by Goodluck Jonathan, retained by Buhari’s regime and now approved for a further five years can distinctly be heard discussing with his deputy for ideas on how to cover up the heinous crime against the people of Nigeria.

Emefiele is on record as saying that the damage could be extensive, leaving many wondering that “They (the CBN heads) could have depreciated, they didn’t depreciate and foreign investors will now begin to panic and take their money out because they would say it would depreciate.”

Sowore has been unwavering in his stance that the rot eating away at Nigeria’s fabric starts at the top, and continues to unearth evidence to prove this point. From security to power to income strategy, it is clear that this government and its leadership work towards impeding Nigeria’s growth at every turn.

The fact that this irrefutable evidence is not headline news and the governor maintains his position at the helm of the nation’s financial affairs – as have many thieves before him – is damning to our country indeed. APC and PDP, the two sides of the same country-crippling coin install their cronies into positions of power and the wholesale embezzlement is allowed to freely continue.

Independent sources at the CBN say Mr. Emefiele and his partners ultimately resolved this issue by diverting funds in possession of the CBN and also printing hard cold cash. The country cannot continue to be led by people who are unconcerned about the plight of the suffering masses and are only creative in covering their perfidious tracks.

This cannot be allowed to continue. The African Action Congress party demands that the governor steps down immediately and a full scale investigations be launched into his actions and financial manipulations during his tenure.

Nigeria must progress.

Rachel Onamusi-Kpiasi
Director, PR, Media and Communication
African Action Congress

Buhari and Atiku APC/PDP; Two Sides Of The Same Coin; Omoyele Sowore’s AAC, The Only Alternative For A Better Nigeria.

Amidst the rumbles of the upcoming 2019 general elections, in the hope of electing a new President for the most populous country in Africa and the 7th most populous country in the world, with an estimated population of

200,962,417 and a yearly change of 2.60 percent [ according to worldometers ]. Nigerians all over the world [ including the international community] are very much concerned with the outcome of the upcoming general elections on Saturday, the 16th of February, this year.
Meanwhile, The Guardian Newspaper, London, published a very interesting article on Monday, the 11th of February, 2019. The article read thus;


Nigeria’s 84 million voters will go to the polls next weekend to give their verdict on Muhammadu Buhari. The country is Africa’s most populous, and by some measures has the largest economy on the continent. Nigeria celebrated Mr Buhari’s election in 2015 as not only a resounding rejection of the unpopular Goodluck Jonathan but also the first democratic transition since the return of civilian rule in 1999.

Unfortunately, the highlight of Mr Buhari’s presidency appears to have been the gaining of it. The economy struggles, and his pledges to curb rampant corruption have been applied to political opponents. Insecurity remains a pressing issue: notably, Boko Haram appears to be resurging despite the government’s repeated assurances that it has beaten the extremist group, and a spreading herder-farmer conflict has killed thousands. The president’s extended absence overseas, for medical treatment, prompted such persistent rumours of his death and replacement by a body double that he felt obliged to tell voters: “It’s the real me, I assure you.”

A country with a median age of 18 faces, it would appear, an uninspiring choice between two septuagenarian political veterans. The slate of candidates is lengthy – helped by a 2018 reform which lowered the age limit for presidential candidates to 35 from 40. But the only serious rival to Mr Buhari and his All Progressives Congress party is the business tycoon and former vice-president Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic party. Both men are Fulani Muslims from the north, and have chosen running mates from the south. Mr Buhari headed the military junta in the 1980s and now describes himself as a “converted democrat”. But Mr Abubakar has won the backing of an influential bloc including former military heads of state. Supporters portray him as an energetic contrast to the ineffective incumbent; opponents highlight corruption allegations, including a 2010 US Senate report which said that he and one of his wives had wired $40m of “suspect funds” into American accounts. Mr Abubakar denies the claims.- The Guardian UK, Monday, 11th February, 2019.

While it is obvious that neither of the candidates of the ruling All Progressives Congress and the former ruling Peoples Democratic Party is capable of making Nigeria a nation to be proud of in the league of developed nations.

Omoyele Sowore, of the African Action Congress, AAC is the only Presidential candidate among all, that is prepared and determined to make Nigeria the true giant of Africa and a country to be reckoned with in the world, especially in the United Nations and among developed countries of the world.

AAC; TAKE IT BACK!!!

AAC RALLY IN IKORODU, LAGOS.

Omoyele Sowore, Oluwaseun Ajireloja, and Francis Shonubi [Mani Congo] rallies with Nigerians in Lagos!

Omoyele Sowore, the Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, AAC, Mr. Oluwaseun Ajireloja, the gubernatorial candidate and the Lagos East senatorial candidate of the party, Mr. Francis Shonubi and other party loyalists were present at the rally in the Ikorodu area of Lagos state on Wednesday the 6th of February 2019.

The party through the Presidential candidate reiterated to Nigerians its plans for the spontaneous development of the country if elected into office.

The party was warmly welcomed in Ikorodu by some royalties and their chiefs.
Many Nigerians who have been admirers of the AAC Presidential candidate voluntarily followed the party members all around Ikorodu in excitement.
This event took place less than 48 hours after the party held the most organic mass-filled political campaign in Nigeria since the country became a republic in the year 1963.

As the February 16th 2019 general elections draw near, millions of Nigerians yearn for a genuine change not just of those in government but also for the failed system of governance, especially the Nigerian constitution which harbors a vacuum to protect corrupt government officials and politicians and also restrict citizens from holding corrupt responsible for their ineptitude.

The Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress who have being in the Nigerian political space for about thirty years as an activist and an investigative journalist who has been fighting for democracy and good governance and the eradication of corrupt politicians from our political sphere have been proven by antecedent to  be the only credible candidate worthy to be the next President of Nigeria by June 12th 2019 when the democratically elected President would be sworn into office after the February 16th general elections in less than two weeks from now.

SOWORE’S AAC URGES NIGERIANS TO STAND IN SOLIDARITY AS 6 UNLAWFULLY ARRESTED FOR PASTING POSTERS REAPPEAR IN COURT

On Sunday, 9th December, 2018, six members of the African Action Congress party were unlawfully arrested during the early hours for pasting posters in Lagos State. The arresting officers went through several charges before settling on the charge of defacing public property, accusing them of vandalising posters belonging to Jimi Agbaje, the PDP Lagos state gubernatorial candidate.

Our supporters have been steadfast in their defence that they did no such thing; maintaining that they were arrested only with Sowore’s posters, brushes and adhesive paste.

At the time, the arrest, which led to a three-day detention including two days in Kirikiri Maximum Security Prison for pasting posters, was the latest in a long line of persistent attacks on the AAC. The party would later deal with exclusion from the national debate and a poorly orchestrated smear campaign.

We have fought every semblance of injustice and oppression that has come our way since the beginning of this campaign, and will continue to do so, this court case included.

It is unconscionable that the APC and PDP would rather sink to these depths than spend their time proving to Nigerians that they are worthy candidates to govern the land. That they would rather squander the freedom of six innocent young men than do the right thing – make plans for this nation and then keep their promises.

We urge Nigerians not to fall for these cheap tactics and to instead focus on the prize: a Nigeria that works for us all, regardless of tribe, religion, income level or political alliance.

On Monday, 4th February, 2019, the AAC will go to court and once again stare injustice in the face in the case of six young men arrested for pasting posters in Lagos state. Regardless of their political affiliations, it is our hope that every Nigerian will be rightfully outraged by this case.

We specifically ask that ALL of our supporters use the picture of the AAC 6 as their profile picture in a united, worldwide show of solidarity. We must support our own and let the old cabals know that we are not for bowing or breaking. This is the only way that Nigeria can progress – calling out injustice wherever one finds it – and Nigeria MUST progress.

Rachel Onamusi-Kpiasi
Director, PR, Media and Communications
Sowore 2019 Campaign/African Action Congress

VETERAN ACTIVIST LAMBASTS BUHARI AND ATIKU [Video]

This video serves as a case study of current situation in Nigeria and the impending political volcanoes as part of the sessions of AAC party school ,a pilot project using the model proposed as an ACADEMY FOR GRASSROOTS EDUCATION,AGE/LABOUR-CIVIL SOCIETY COALITION INSTITUTE FOR DEMOCRATIC STUDIES,LASCOIDS by the President of the WORKING PEOPLE AND YOUTH ALLIANCE,WPYA ,a Platform of AAC on FRIENDS OF REVOLUTION,FOR, what’s app forum,KUNLE OLADEJO

It is part of session 1 of the political education for the next 4 weeks for the cadres of AAC at all levels on the MANIFESTO and in defence of FUNDAMENTAL OBJECTIVES AND DIRECTIVE PRINCIPLES OF STATE POLICY,CHAPTER TWO alluded to in the AIMS AND OBJECTIVES of the AAC party constitution entitled:TURNING POINT IN THE NIGERIAN POLITICAL SITUATION AND THE IDEOLOGICAL WAR AGAINST PARTIES OF THE RULING CLASS-APC,APGA,PDP E.T.C

Coalition of Political Parties, Stakeholders in Ondo South Endorse Sowore

Presidential Candidate of the Africa Action Congress, AAC, Omoyele Sowore has called on Nigerians to do the right thing at the polls to truly experience a New Year. He made the statement at a meeting with political parties and stakeholders of Ondo South Senatorial zone. At the meeting of top political players in the zone Sowore said “This time around this is going to be a new year for us if we do the right thing. We are all united today here because of our country Nigeria. Don’t get edgy if we are talking about problems created by other political parties. You are entitled to join political parties it’s your constitutional right and if you join a political party and you discover that the political party is not delivering don’t feel guilty about that. Feel free to go the path of honorary by joining personalities when you cannot find parties that carry forward your aspirations of a better country”.Calling on the stakeholders to do the right thing he said “you must have watched a lot of movies about Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, Malcom X but sometimes you don’t know that your own Nelson Mandela is in your house because you ignore them when they show traits of these same individuals”.

One of the stakeholders  Reverend Gbenga Akinrogunde said “for some time now I have been following you, I have listened to many of your talks and interactions, I’ve seen most of your videos where you get out of your car in hold up and you talk to people and it has stirred me. I want to encourage you. God is in this cause you are walking in for you to be a courageous leader of this magnitude this is the person our heart should work for”.Victor Abiodun from Okitipupa who is also convener of Ikale Advancement movement said “i am a living witness to his struggle for a better country. On August 1, 4th and 15th with Sowore we took to the street to protest the lack of electricity in Ore after which it was restored. I have no doubt he will be a good leader”.Delivering a goodwill message, Chief Thompson Akam from Ese Odo ward one said “it is not surprising to me anymore, when I got the invitation, I have assessed you severally even in your community. You were able to convince me about your aims and goals and I wish you the best. Please remember those of us that helped get you there when you do”.