Finally INEC Recognizes Omoaje as Action Alliance National Chairman
By: Our Correspondent
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has given recognition to Hon. Adekunle Rufai Omoaje as the authentic National Chairman of the Action Alliance (AA).
To this end, the commission has updated its website with Omoaje’s name appearing as the National Chairman of the AA, replacing the name of Kenneth Obidiche Udeze that was previously listed.
Recall that several courts of competent jurisdiction, including an Ogun State High Court, the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, and the Abuja division of the Court of Appeal, had ordered INEC to recognize Omoaje as the National Chairman of the AA.
For a long period, INEC failed to honor the court orders and continued to act in defiance.
Until recently, INEC recognized Udeze as the National Chairman of the party, despite Udeze’s suspension and subsequent expulsion from the party in accordance with the party’s constitution and the approval of the members of the think tank committee of the party.
However, Udeze continued to parade himself as the National Chairman of the party, disregarding various court judgments that recognized Omoaje, who emerged as the National Chairman of the party at the party’s lawfully constituted convention held in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State.
However, on Tuesday, INEC retraced its steps and formally recognized Omoaje as the authentic and genuine National Chairman of the party. His name was published on the commission’s website, while Udeze’s name was completely removed.
The electoral body also directed all its state and local government offices to recognize Omoaje as the National Chairman of the AA.
With this development, Omoaje is to present candidates for the upcoming elections in Bayelsa, Kogi, and other parts of the country.
Reacting to the development, Omoaje, the National Chairman of the party, noted that the party would continue to thrive despite the challenges it faced due to Udeze’s illegal actions.
He expressed appreciation to the leaders and members of the party across the 36 states of the country for standing by him, assuring them that he would continue to raise the party’s banner high.