The Presidential Candidate of the African Action Congress Yele Sowore has alleged that he was stopped from participating in the 2019 Presidential debate due to an old score with John Momoh, founder of Channels TV.
According to Sowore, his company Sahara Reporters published an article that stopped John Momoh from becoming the 1962 Alumni President for University of Lagos.
Channels Television is one of the organizers of the 2019 Presidential debate in January.
FLASH: Turns out @channelstv owner, John Momoh, has a personal beef with me because @SaharaReporters reported a lawsuit stopping him from becoming @unilag_1962 Alumni President. He was against me being on the Presidential Debate. Shame on you John Momoh.— Omoyele Sowore (@YeleSowore) December 13, 2018
The debate will be between five candidates; President Muhammadu Buhari, Atiku Abubakar, Kingsley Moghalu, Oby Ezekwesili and Fela Durotoye.
Sowore and his supporters protested this yesterday at Channels TV office in Lagos.
The Ex-President is in Cairo attend the Intra-African Trade which he heads as Advisory Chairman.
The report by Premium Times alluded to President Olusegun Obasanjo’s choice not to use the Owu Convention as a political platform for campaigns.
In his response on his being neutral which he described as malicious, Obasanjo said;
‘While Chief Olusegun Obasanjo is in Cairo to attend the maiden edition of the Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF), of which he is Chairman of the Advisory Council, his attention has been drawn to a report by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) with the headline “Atiku: Obasanjo Shifts Political Gear to Neutral.”