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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

Omoyele Sowore with Femi and Yeni Kuti; At the New Afrika Shrine.

Omoyele Sowore, the Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, AAC, was at the NEW AFRIKA SHRINE with Femi and Yeni Kuti, the children of the great Afrobeat icon, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, the musical taliban and an ardent Pan-Africanist.
The celebration at the shrine last night was lit and filled with absolute fun and communal spirit of love for Africa and show of patriotism for Nigeria.
Femi and Yeni Kuti had some wonderful time on the couch at the New Afrika Shrine with Omoyele Sowore.


During the conversation, Femi talked about the poor situation of the Nigerian health system and how it is probable that even President Buhari could not boast of his safety at the presidential villa, Aso Rock.


He was quoted saying “Buhari does not trust his own life in Aso Rock”.
While the discussion was ongoing, Yeni scornfully pointed out to viewers that Atiku Abubakar, without remorse, vouch to sell NNPC to private individuals, his friends in particular.He said, during one of his interviews that he would enrich his friends.Replying an interviewer, Atiku was quoted saying rethorically “Are my friends not entitled to be rich?”.


Meanwhile, Femi while talking about the poor state of the Nigerian health institution, related a story of what ensued at the Lagos state University Teaching Hospital, LUTH in Idi-Araba, Mushin Loca Government Area.

He talked about the situation at the hospital at Fela’s death, how there was no space in the morgue to store the corpse of the Afrobeat and revolutionary icon prior his burial.He recounted that there were so many corpses on the floor in the morgue and there was no place to put Fela, the personnels in charge had to pull out a corpse from the freezer in replacement for Fela’s corpse, in respect of him.
Femi described the incident as infuriating, but he was disgusted and flabbergasted, so he could not say nor do anything about it.
This reminds us of one of Fela’s best songs titled “CONFUSION BREAK BONE” with the chorus “DEAD BODY GET ACCIDENT”. May his soul rest in perfect peace.
Femi and Yeni Kuti also raised concerns about the African culture, especially how a lot of Africans are living with a colonial mentality and how so many white men and women make jest of Africans for being inferior and glorifying other people’s cultures above theirs.
Femi recalled a condescending event that took place in a certain white country while he was traveling back to Nigeria sometime ago. He recounted that some white women were mocking some black women for wearing artificial hair all in the bid to look white. I was not happy with what i witnessed, i noticed it, but i don’t think the black women noticed it, he said.
The Afrobeat musician said, if he would endorse any candidate for the presidency, it would be Omoyele Sowore.
The general elections is scheduled to hold this Saturday, we therefore urge Nigerians to not only vote, but to vote the right candidate, Omoyele Sowore, and not limit our options to the devil and the deep blue sea.
It Is Time To Take Our Country Back, with Omoyele Sowore of the African Action Congress, AAC.

Only You Can Take Your Country Back; Now!!!

Nigerians over the years have had so many bad governments, whether during the military regime or in this current democratic dispensation that began in the year 1999, after so many years of military dictatorships and coups, and more importantly, a military coup which toppled a democratically elected government and got so many innocent Nigerians imprisoned without trial.

Nevertheless, history will never forgive us and posterity will definitely condemn us if we fail to teach our children and inform Nigerians in general about the atrocities committed by these people, especially that of Muhammadu Buhari who was in fact one of the worse military dictators in Nigeria, whose fascist government and narcissistic character gruesomely subjected Nigerians, unfortunately, to gross cruelty with impunity.

“Buhari enslaved the nation. He gloated and gloried in a master-slave relation to the millions of its inhabitants. It is astonishing to find that the same former slaves, now free of their chains, should clamour to be ruled by one who not only turned their nation into a slave plantation, but forbade them any discussion of their condition.” ~ Prof. Wole Soyinka.

Just as it is today, so it was in the military era, except that the two other arms of government, the press, and rights activists are at least somewhat free due to democracy

A lot of atrocities have been committed against the Nigerian people and without doubt, it is time for us as a people who have been collectively battered, dehumanized, denigrated, starved, and dejected to rise up, stand as one and take our country back from these oppressors who still live with us and in fact still govern us with ineptitude and feel no remorse whatsoever for their mis-governance and maladministration and the long term retrogression into which they have sunk our dear country.

The government of the day is a government whose corruption fight is only against opposing political voices and persons, it is a government that harbors corrupt politicians within its own party yet go extra miles to bring every political oppositions and even opposing voices of concerned citizens to judgement with lawsuits and imprisonment.

“Driver Get Accident, Na Conductor Buhari Charge Go Court” ~ Fela Anikulapo.

The 2019 general elections is here in less than a month and the people would go vote at the ballot for a new President and a new government, but while we are at it, we have to put into cognizance all the problems facing us in the country which is majorly due to the inept character and the maladministration by our politicians in government over the years.

Hence we have to vote them all out come February 16th, 2019, and take our country back by voting in credible candidates with worthy antecedents who have the will to make our country a great place for us wherein we would have no reason to leave our country and become illegal immigrants in foreign lands, and some becoming victims of xenophobia or ending up in a precarious situation in Libya.

The Village of Dreams

Beyond the fact that the video below shows how an ordinary life is transformed into the extraordinary, and the power of dreams in spite of the odds, it also offers optics into the  visceral part of Omoyele Sowore’s humanity. 

The video connects all of us to the human side of the enigma that is behind those years of fight against corruption, fight for democracy and fight for social justice. The video is a call to that rare place of extra-ordinariness that we all can identify with. It says you, right there, at the state that you are, can aspire to your dreams, that the stars belong to you too and nothing hegemonic or nepotistic can truncate the trajectory of your will.  

What the video says, most importantly, although not directly, is that a vote for Omoyele Sowore is a vote for yourself. It validates your place in your country as an equal and a possible story. It helps strengthen the story, take it to a higher place where Nigerians everywhere can look at themselves or their dreaming children and say, ‘You too can be the president’. Let’s make this happen together. Let’s say yes to this story.

Stop Voting Thieves Who Owe Salaries ‘Sowore

Presidential Candidate of the African Action Congress Omoyele Sowore has asked all Nigerians to collectively vote out leaders occupying elective leaders who perpetually enslave their followers by not paying salaries, building hospitals or equipping  schools for children. He made the call while speaking with thousands of supporters at a mega rally in Kabba, Kogi state.Sowore speaking on why he should be elected as President in February said “this is the time for young people to take power back from those who have abused it over the years.

We are fighting to ensure that everyone who is working for Nigeria earns a living wage of a 100 thousand Naira, we are fighting for your kids who are currently out of school to access education for free as well as health care because Nigeria is blessed with resources but thieves whom we have elected over the years keep stealing to take care of themselves and not you”. “Are you not tired of the suffering and poverty?” Sowore inquired As a thunderous “we are” rent the attentive silence.“It is time for Kogi people to say enough once and for all so that we can truly liberate Nigeria and become the leaders we were promised while we were in school.

The AAC is set to send the shameless fathers like Buhari who have refused to let go of power back to Daura. The roads here are terrible, its a sign that the people you have voted have failed you. They do not remember you save for election cycles when they bring a miserly four thousand naira and you never hear from them again. Vote for me come February 16 and watch Nigeria transform before your eyes” he added.The Kabba rally which was also attended by Vice Presidential nominee of the AAC, Dr. Rabiu Ahmed Rufai as well as party executives in the state kicked off the SoworeRufai2019  Middle Belt campaign rallies which will take the campaign caravan across cities like Kaduna, Plateau, Bauchi, Taraba, Gombe and Adamawa states as part of a 100 city tour ahead of the 2019 general elections.

The Only Alternative, African Action Congress

Why You Should Vote African Action Congress (AAC) – SPICER-HEAT

African Action Congress 10 Agenda Items that form the framework of her manifesto is spread to cover all the important areas of our collective national life.

The understanding that our individual fates and possibilities are tied to the quality of the society we build together is pivotal to the design and urgency of our party and her engagements with the people.  

All around us are broken dreams. All around us are numerous issues hampering the development of our nation. All around us are people dying over treatable health issues. All around us are visions and lives being terminated through avoidable circumstances.

The urgency that birthed the party is that the issues must be solved now. Time continue to compound the situations and has made our country to be more abortive of dreams and human lives.

ACTION! – Take Your Country Back.

Troubling is the fact that Nigeria has moved to be the world’s poverty capital and has lost millions of jobs in her current economic stagnation. The climbing figures of unemployment and underemployment of about four out of ten individuals deepen the security odds.

This should be interpreted as a system lethal to dreams and human survival. A holistic approach is required to tackle the hydra-headed problem and that is the poise of our Manifesto.  

The three main pillars of our manifesto

  1. Enhancing National Security,
  2. Promoting sustainable growth, and
  3. Enabling self sufficiency in key areas of the economy such as Agriculture.

Our Economic Strategic Focus

More expansive of what our government will deliver is the SPICER – HEAT.

  1. Security
  2. Power
  3. Infrastructure
  4. Corruption
  5. Economy and Jobs
  6. Restructuring
  7. healthcare
  8. Education
  9. Agriculture
  10. Tourism.

Meet Dr. Rabiu Ahmed Rufai, VP Candidate AAC

‘We have not tackled the most important reasons why people take religion and radicalise it – social injustice, poverty, illiteracy…’

  • Dr Rabiu Rufai

‘Our governments have just been talking about building roads… we need much more infrastructure than that’

  • Dr Rabiu Rufai

Born in July 17, 1976, Dr Rabiu Ahmed hails from Jigawa State. He is an erudite academic and medical practitioner with up to 15 years of professional life.

His academic qualifications include a Medical Degree from Bayero University, Kano, and a Masters Degree in Public Health (MPH) from Leeds University, UK. He was the pioneer Dean of School of Public health, Federal University Dutse (FUD) from 2014 to 2015.

In addition to his teaching career and engagements, he has robust experience in public health policy formulation and was the head of health policy and health system strengthening units at Bayero University/Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital Kano, spanning from year 2011 to 2013.

He is a fellow of the West African College of Physicians (FWACP) and also the Royal Society for Public Health (FRSPH). Dr Rabui has received multiple awards for working tenaciously in the areas of maternal and child health, tuberculosis, HIV, and environmental health.

Relevant links:

http://saharareporters.com/2018/10/22/sowore-picks-accomplished-public-health-expert-dr-rabiu-ahmed-rufai-running-mate

Sowore Picks Accomplished Public Health Expert, Dr. Rabiu Ahmed Rufai, as Running Mate

Dr. Rabiu Ahmed Rufai has been selected as the Vice-Presidential Candidate of the African Action Congress. Born on July 17th, 1976, Dr. Rufai is a world-class expert in public health intervention. He is from Jigawa State. His areas of expertise include Maternal and Child Health Services, Communicable Disease Prevention & Control, Health Systems Development for Primary Health Care, Health Management, Policy and Planning, Health Economics and Policy Research, Health System Development and Strengthening, Demography, Monitoring & Evaluation of Health Programs, Medical Statistics and Epidemiology.

Dr Rabiu’s impressive qualifications include a medical degree (MBBS) from Bayero University, Kano and Masters in Public Health (MPH) from Leeds University UK. He is a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians (FWACP) and also a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health (FRSPH). He is a member and Associate Fellow of the West African Postgraduate Medical College, a Member and Associate Fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria and a Member of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.

An accomplished academic and medical practitioner, Dr Rufai was the pioneer Dean of the School of Public Health at Federal University Dutse from 2014 to 2015, while also serving as an Honorary Consultant Public Health Physician at the Federal Medical Centre Birnin Kudu. From 2011 to 2013, he was a lecturer and Head of Health Policy and Health System Strengthening Unit as well as the Health management, Policy and Planning Unit at Bayero University / Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital Kano, while also serving as Honorary Consultant Public Health Physician.  Dr Rufai served as Registrar and Senior Registrar (I, II) at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital from 2007 to 2011.

During his National Youth Service at the State Specialist Hospital, Akure, Ondo State from 2006 to 2007, Dr Rufai served as an attending Physician at General Out-patient, Paediatrics & Casualty Units. From June 2005 to December 2005 he served as a House Officer at both the Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, Kano, and the Specialist Hospital Bauchi, Bauchi State.

Dr Rufai has received multiple awards internationally for his outstanding work in the field of public health. For over a decade, he has worked tirelessly on primary health care in Nigeria, bringing contemporary practices to the field of maternal and child health, tuberculosis, HIV, environmental health and many of the tropical diseases ailing our people.

Well-travelled and well read, Dr. Rufai embodies that rare combination of first world knowledge and indigenous passion. He has given his entire life and career to serving Nigeria’s least privileged at the grass roots level and demonstrated a readiness to lay his life on the line to ensure that national well-being, backed by good governance is established in Nigeria.

Speaking on the choice of Dr Rufai, AAC Presidential Candidate, Omoyele Sowore said, “in our bid to work on Nigeria’s multifaceted challenges and proffer solutions that will create a true giant out of our nation, we have always believed that health care, population health and health economics, ranks alongside national security and power, as critical areas that a serious government must address. I can think of no one more qualified than Dr Rufai to spear head that aspect of our agenda. Health is Wealth – and in our government, Dr Rufai will be responsible for ensuring that Nigerians have access to affordable and world class healthcare and translating that to economic growth.”

All supporters of the Take it Back movement and our great party, the African Action Congress will be excited by Dr Rufai’s choice. In Surveys, our members and supporters called for a Northern Vice-Presidential candidate, with integrity and an unbridled passion for national unity. Dr Rufai embodies all those qualities. We worked hard to find within one individual the many traits you told us were important and we are confident that Nigerians will find in Dr Rufai a man of integrity, intelligence and devotion to a nation that urgently needs our help.

We present to you our running mate and Nigeria’s next vice president, Dr. Rabiu Ahmed Rufai: exactly what the doctor ordered.

Dr Malcolm Fabiyi
DG TakeitBack Movement / Sowore 2019 Campaign.
Deputy National Chairman (Admin) AAC

Omoyele Sowore Emerges Victorious as the Presidential Candidate of the African Action Congress

If ever there was a party created for defying the odds, it would be the African Action Congress. Borne from a Movement that continually defies the odds, the AAC party has grown from a dream to becoming a powerful force; an unstoppable force which today saw the emergence of Omoyele Sowore as its presidential candidate.

At a time when the old, corrupt parties have turned the political scene into a farce – slinging mud and accusations, distributing funds, and even resorting to violence, the AAC brought about a new dawn in Nigerian politics.

Other than a very modest budget for the transportation of members from the farther reaches of the country to the convention venue at Shangisha, Lagos, the proceedings remained untainted by the dirty money politics we have come to expect from Nigeria – a practice that continues to bring us nothing but deprivation and depletion as politicians work to recoup their ‘investment’ at the expense of Nigerians already stretched to the limit.

Instead, the AAC showed what a party primary should look like – an affirmation of the work done thus far; a celebration of the selfless men and women who have given their blood, sweat and tears to raise a political party manned by some of the most passionate Nigerians in the land; and a platform upon which to elect the presidential candidate for the party.

The highlights are too numerous to mention – the capacity crowd being held in a hall which the Convention Planning Committee had initially thought too large; impassioned speeches by political candidates for positions at every level of governance from across the country; and fervent comments by members of the disabled community who have found a welcoming home with the AAC party.

But perhaps the jewel on this formidable crown was the appearance and rousing speech given by Femi Falana (SAN). Urging Nigerians to rise to the challenge and take their country back, the distinguished advocate promised to represent any AAC candidate who might need legal representation PRO BONO.

The crowd thundered with applause and renewed vigour at the possibility of a Nigeria that could actually work for them.

The AAC continues to do what it set out to do: create a model for African politics and push the continent to greater independence and self-determination.

And with the fearless, tireless, and incorruptible Omoyele Sowore as its presidential candidate, the party is another step closer towards achieving its aim.

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