Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja
The publisher of one of the online media platforms, and a presidential aspirant, Omoyele Sowore has emerged the proteme national chairman of the newly registered, African Action Congress (AAC).
AAC, which was among the 23 new political parties unveiled by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), formally opened its doors for business on Wednesday in Abuja.
Addressing party faithful, Sowore said the party was coming with a unique ideology that was a clear departure from what other parties had to offer.
Speaking on the evolution of AAC, the presidential aspirant said: “First, we started this as a movement and it has distinguished itself in the last six months as a movement that is driven by a strong vision to change Nigeria for the better.”
He said that new party had been able to distinguish itself within a short period of its existence.
Sowore whose party drew a large chunk of its members from the youths constituency, assured that its activities and work plan would be tailored to satisfy the yearnings of this critical segment of the society.
“With today’s declaration, Nigerians and indeed the world has been served a notice that a different political party is born with unique orientation. We are different by energy, we are different by capacity and even by our patriotism,” he said.
When asked to comment on the ongoing controversy over the signing of the amended Electoral Act and the issue of the supplementary budget for the Independent National Electoral Commission, Sowore said the party may be forced to mobilise Nigerians to confront those seeking to sabotage the 2019 general elections if need be.