The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has suspended its presidential election candidate, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, for “anti-party activities” on February 25.
Members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) were also suspended by the BoT.
New national officers, including Dr. Agbo Major as acting National Chairman and Mr. Ogini Olaposi as acting National Secretary, were also appointed.
The length of the ban is six months.
Babayo Muhammed Abdulahi, the BoT’s secretary, made these accusations to the press after Tuesday’s meeting in Lagos, Nigeria. He claimed that Kwankwaso had met with President Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and the presidential candidate for the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi, without the board’s knowledge or consent.
Abdullahi stated that the NNPP board has removed Kwankwaso as national leader.
The supposed suspension of the NNPP founder, according to the secretary of the BoT, is a grave violation of the party’s constitution.
He noted that Aniebonam had stepped down as BoT chairman and that Dr. Chief Tope Aluko had been elected in his place. Abdulahi had been chosen to serve as BoT secretary, while High Chief Tony Obioha had been chosen to serve as BoT spokesperson.
According to Abdulahi, the NWC’s actions have nullified the Kwankwasia Movement’s, The National Movement’s, and the National Association of Government-Approved Freight Forwarders’ (NAGAFF) pre-election Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
Accusing the NWC of recklessness and irresponsibility, Abdulahi remarked, “The purported suspension of the founder is a flagrant gross violation of the NNPP constitution.”
“The BoT decided that public sector material evidence confirmed that Kwankwaso was engaged in anti-party activities in multiple meetings, suggesting political conversations with the President, Atiku, and Obi without authorization from the board.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended him for six months pending the outcome of their investigation.
Because of the NNPP’s avoidable violation of the MoU with Kwankwasiyya, TNM, and NAGAFF, the BOT has insisted that the NNPP must end the cooperation.
Therefore, “it is to state clearly that the MoU have been rendered void,” he emphasised.
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