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Omoyele Sowore’s Quotes

“It is over for the old people, it is over for the cabal, it is over for the mafias that have been running Nigeria down.”


“People who destroyed your past cannot guarantee your future.”


“Since I stepped into the campuses of the University of Lagos in 1989 (30 years ago), I have not looked back from fighting to enthrone an egalitarian society.”


“For every four years we vote in wrong candidates, we lose 35 years of our individual productive lives and our national development.”


“I am the most transparent candidate, I have capacity, I have pedigree and I have an indestructible antecedent”.


“I can run Nigeria better than President Buhari, even in my sleep. There is no need to become a Local Government Councillor or a Senator when I can run a better country as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”


“Nigeria has no business being poor, we have all it takes to make Africa great.”


“If Nigeria gets it right, Africa gets it right.”

Take It Back!!!




The 1999 Nigerian Constitution Is A Fraudulent Document Created By The Military!

Those Who Deserve Housing Are The Nigerian People, Not cockroaches and Lizards! ~ Omoyele Sowore

On the State of Housing Market in Nigeria, at the University of Lagos.

We would increase the minimum wage of an average Nigerian worker to One Hundred Thousand Naira, so that an average Nigerian worker could afford a loan of Two Million Naira in order to own a house.The Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, AAC, Omoyele Sowore, has condemned the prevalent state of uninhabited houses overtaken by cockroaches and lizards while Nigeria suffers from a deficit of 17 million homes for it’s homeless population.

He made the rebuke while speaking at a Town hall meeting on Housing for Presidential candidates organized by the University of Lagos on Saturday, 12th of January, 2019.

Speaking at the event on the question as to if he will privatize government or public houses currently not in use, Sowore said:

“We will not give anymore of our public properties to private individuals. What we’re going to do is to take inventory of all the uninhabited public properties in Nigeria.

The ones that can be converted into hospitals will be converted into hospitals, the ones that can be converted into houses will be converted to houses and be given to workers, our federal workers.

“We would convert the federal government secretariat in Lagos  state to a public hospital. He added”

Blaming the housing crisis in Nigeria on failed leadership, he said:The federal government of Nigeria is a wasteful government. If we do not reclaim this properties for the Nigerian people, it will end up in the hands of our ministers, governors, senators and other political leaders and thieves. The Nigerian property should be used by the Nigerian people and this is what we would do when elected”.Drawing parallels with Asian countries who rose from being third world countries to competing with European countries and the US and have overcome the housing problem, Sowore said:

“China planned ahead and built houses to the extent that they now have ghost apartments, Japan did it and so did Singapore and others.”

“So, do not vote in leaders who took off the roof over your heads, because they have no intention to build you houses for shelter” ~ the AAC Presidential candidate admonished.

“The chapter 2 of the 1999 Nigerian constitution suffers a major defect, because that particular chapter is ‘not justiciable’ in the court of law .”

“You cannot go to court to sue the Nigerian government for not having a home, that was why i said the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is a fraudulent document which was created by the military and imposed on us the Nigerian people.”~ Sowore quipped.

“The rich, the 1% of our population already have too much houses, so we are going to make sure that we take those houses with no one living in them from the owners.”
“Government must invest in shelter, and make sure that every Nigerian citizen must be entitled a place to lay his head at night, a home. We have to make this investment, and what we have proposed is that our government would invest $3.6 billion into housing, and i mean it, we would soon turn this country into a construction site.”
“What we need to do is to make housing a right for our people living in the country.”“Every Nigerian family must have a home, over 80 million Nigerians are homeless, we would make sure that every family has a home, a father, a mother and at least 3 children.”The town hall meeting which was organised by the University of Lagos, on the state of the Nigerian Housing Market had four other political parties and their Presidential candidates apart from Mr. Omoyele Sowore of the African Action Congress, which includes Mrs. Obiageli Ezekwesili of ACPN, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu of YPP, Mr. Fela Durotoye of ANN, and Mr. Isaac Ositelu of AP.The event was well attended by a wide spectrum of people, students, rights activists, lecturers, public servants and government functionaries, businessmen, researchers and distinguish press persons.LIVE: Omoyele Sowore at the University of Lagos Housing Town Hall Meeting for Presidential Candidate

Gubernatorial Candidates Talk Tough On Why Lagos Need A Change In Government

Gubernatorial Debate 2019; Lagos Deserves Better!!!

The gubernatorial debate which was held on Wednesday 9th, January 2019 at the Civic Hive on Montgomery Road, Yaba Lagos was graced with so much brilliance from all the candidates present.

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Only three of the 13 invited gubernatorial candidates were absent, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress {APC}, Mr. Jimi Agbaje of the People’s Democratic Party {PDP}, and Mrs. Omolewa Adesanya of the Providence People’s Congress {PPC}.

The debate which was tagged “GOOD GOVERNANCE: What’s Next?” had no less than 10 political parties ably represented by their gubernatorial candidates in attendance, all of whom brought to light various germane issues affecting Lagos as a state, ranging from environmental hazards {i.e flooding and waste management}, transportation and housing problems, and most importantly, the issue of insecurity and unemployment in the state and also proffer various policies to solving these critical issues.
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The 10 candidates who were present are Mr. Babatunde Gbadamosi of the ADP, Mr. Abiodun Dabiri of the ANRP, Mr. Francis Adebayo of the ANN, Mr. Funso Awe of the NCP, Mrs Adebisi Ogunsanya of YPP, Dr. Tokunbo Pearse of SDP, Mr. Ladipo Johnson of ANP, Mr. Ifagbemi Awamaridi of the LP, Mr. Oluwasegun Musa of ANDP and the AAC Lagos gubernatorial candidate, Mr. Oluwaseun Ajireloja.
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The event was well attended by the good people of Lagos, most of whom yearn for a change in governance in the state in order to incur rapid development, considering the population of Lagos state and the influx of hundreds of thousands of people from other parts of the country and nearby countries who migrate into the state on daily basis with no aim of emigrating anytime soon.

Our candidate, Mr. Oluwaseun Ajireloja, hammered on the need to increase the minimum wage of the state from what it is as of today to One Hundred Thousand Naira living wage as it is obvious that the #18,000 currently paid to workers is a meagre amount which can never be enough to cater for any family no matter how few.
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He also talked about going digital on the issue of security as that would drastically eradicate insecurity in the state, and reduce death rates while also giving room for people to run their businesses without fear of being robbed or killed.

All the candidates present performed absolutely well in answering the questions, presenting their party manifestos and also, their individual proposed policies for the state if they become governor.

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”.

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

WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE AAC

Elections are fast approaching and it is important that Nigerians vote and vote right. Below are some reasons we are sure voting for AAC and Omoyele Sowore is smart and is able to secure for all of us a better society that can support our potentials as a nation.

AAC Party Structure and Operations:

  • Rapid Spread of the Party:

AAC, though just about four months old now, has covered all the 36 states in Nigeria, plus the FCT, and has gained traction as the most viable alternative to the popular traditional political estates of greed and corruption that has not served the Nigerian people since 1999.

  • People Oriented:

The party derives her energy from everyday Nigerians who are not part of the people that create the problem this year elections is about.

  • Crowd Funding:

Legitimacy resulting from crowd funding. How the campaign is funded is verifiable, mainly drawn from everyday Nigerians across the world, and therefore morally poised to serve the interest of the Nigerian people and not the interest of godfathers and godmothers.

  • Politics of Ideas and Ingenuity:

The party is idea driven following her novelty of increased diasporic participation in the Nigeria polity, fostered through town hall meetings spread across the world.

  • Broad and All-encompassing National Discourse:

She has the highest engagement with the Nigerian people through her town hall meetings and she has therefore listened to more Nigerians and can better understand them and their needs.

Zoning (The Seventh Zone): Let’s Zone To The Nigerian People.

      Since 1999, zoning has been exploited as a means to garner votes from the people. The main idea is to raise regional sentiments that has further fractured Nigeria along ethnic lines. But a quick look at the regions that has produced the President in the last 19 years in terms of opportunities generated, access to infrastructures, health services, education, gives no justification for such reasoning. It is, however, clear that the ruling elites in the supposed traditional political parties currently parading septuagenarians as presidential candidates are better off in those years irrespective of what zone or ethnic group they belong.  The guiding principle informing AAC operational choices is the one that zones to the Nigerian people, everyone, everywhere – people who populate the 43% of unemployed and underemployment, people killed or whose relatives are killed by insecurity and poverty, people who can’t access good and affordable health services and are daily milled under poverty grind.

Debunking the Myth

Voting is not just about ousting the incumbent because that has been done before and yet Nigerians remain worse off. It is about improving our society and positioning it to solve our current problems and to meet up with future challenges. Looking at our manifesto and operational choices mentioned earlier, AAC is better prepared and positioned to solve our compounding national problems. 

Buhari’s APC Government Arrests Sowore Supporters for Pasting Posters

FIVE members of the African Action Congress party were arrested during the early hours today, Sunday, 9th December for pasting posters in Lagos State and are still being held in custody.

After discussing with police responsible for this arrest for the last 9 hours, concerned members anxious for their release have been advised that the orders are directly from the Police Commissioner.

The five supporters arrested were not violating any laws. Pasting of posters and creating awareness for the only alternative to the rot that has decimated our nation is not and has never been a crime in Nigeria, and this recent act of injustice suffered by the Take It Back Movement, the AAC and the presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, is further proof that the APC party is not interested in a free, fair election or in doing what is best for Nigerians.

Every step of the AAC party’s campaign has been dogged with impediments and outright blocks from the ruling party. From cancelled TV interviews to the withdrawal of rally permits in the northern part of Nigeria, the Buhari-led government has launched a vendetta campaign against the one party resolved in bettering the lives of Nigerians.

There are no guesses as to why the APC has taken offence against the AAC. While unwilling to pay hardworking Nigerians N30,000 a month for work done as minimum wage, the African Action Congress promises a living wage of N100,000 per month. While the incumbent government looks the other way while Nigerians are killed in their droves by terrorists, the AAC promises prosecution and tougher security measures to guarantee the safety and protection of Nigerians.

While the APC wakes from its slumber and cluelessness after 3 years of governance to offer Nigerians bread and N10,000 in exchange for their souls, the AAC not only promises to work from day one, but also shows exactly how it plans to execute these tasks and where the funding will come from.

Certainly, it is clear that the APC have no intention of leading Nigeria with incorruption, integrity or probity but we will continue to fight because Nigerians deserve better than the dire hand they’ve been dealt.

Nigeria MUST progress, and we will uphold the struggle until she does.

Rachel Onamusi-Kpiasi
Director, PR, Media and Communications
Take it Back Movement/African Action Congress Party

Sowore’s AAC Welcomes VP and Presidential Debates, Insists Nigerians Must Know Who They’re Voting For

Nigerian Election Debate Group and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria on Thursday, 22nd November, have announced schedules for the 2019 presidential election debates. It is encouraging that these two bodies have lent their support to a move that should be made mandatory if Nigerians are to fully understand who and what they’re voting for.

The Take it Back Movement, headed by Omoyele Sowore, has been clear in its assertion that the only way Nigeria can progress is for presidential candidates to not only outline their vision for Nigeria, but also share their process on how these visions will become reality. We have continued to demand these debates as we believe that Nigerians are intelligent and intuitive enough to discern between realistic blueprints for progress and half-baked ideas that will only dig the nation deeper in debt and deprivation.

Incumbent president Buhari did not attend the debates at the last elections, a move that should have been a signal that the then candidate had no strategy or plan with which to salvage Nigeria from the ever-deepening mess in which she finds herself.

Today, as leaders of the most populous black nation for the last three years, the APC is yet to establish or execute a plan for the future of Nigeria, preferring instead to denigrate her hardworking citizens in the presence of international world leaders and blame failures on past governments or factors outside of their control.

The vice-presidential debate has been slated for December 14, 2018, while presidential debate is expected to hold on January 19, 2019 at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.

The organisers say the debates will focus on economy, electricity supply, job creation, health, security, amongst others – a clear sign that the African Action Congress Party is in touch with the needs of the masses as this covers five of the 10 points in our Agenda for Transformation, SPICER HEAT (Security, Power, infrastructure, Corruption, Economy and Job Creation, Restructuring, Health, Education, Agriculture and Tourism and Culture).

We are now in a digital age and Nigerian politicians must hand over ideas and not bags of rice. Leaders must be accountable to those who elect them and must be prepared to have their ideas critiqued and held up for better understanding and improvement. Nigeria MUST progress and our leaders must be the right candidates to make that happen.

Rachel Onamusi-Kpiasi
Director, PR, Media and Communications
Take it Back Movement/African Action Congress Party