NNPP BoT expels Kwankwaso, dissolves NWC

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The Board of Trustees (BoT) of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has expelled the party’s presidential candidate in the 2023 election, Sen. Rabiu Kwakwanso.

The NNPP BoT also dissolved the Abba Kawu-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.

This was contained in a communique issued at the end of the party’s meeting held in Lagos.

The communique issued on Friday, September 29, 2023, was signed by the NNPP National Publicity Secretary, Abdulsalam Abdulrasaq.

Abdulrasaq stated: “The Constitution of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) 2022 (As Amended) remains the constitution of the party and no constitution amendment is approved until after the 2027 general election.

“The dissolved Abba Kawu, Ali led National Working Committee of the party, which was constituted without due process and laid down provisions of the party’s constitution, is dissolved and INEC to be notified immediately.

“The expulsion of Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso from the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) is confirmed and ratified.

“The resignation of Dr Boniface Okechukwu Aniebonam as the Chairman of BoT of the party during the last board meeting on 29th August 2023 is accepted and ratified.

“Dr Boniface Okechukwu Aniebonam remains the Founder and life member of the BoT.

“The elections of Dr Temitope Aluko as the Chairman of BoT and Engr. Babayo Mohammed Abdullahi as the Secretary to the board, on 29th of August 2023, were accepted and ratified.

“Moreso, the elections of Dr Gilbert Major Agbo as the National Chairman, Comrade Olaposi Oginni as the National Secretary, Chief Felix Chukwura as the Deputy National Chairman (South).

“Also, Alhaji Babayo Liman as the Deputy National Chairman (North), Mr Abdulrazaq Abdulsalam as the National Publicity Secretary, and Peter Ogah Esq., as the National Legal Adviser of the party.

“Their oaths of office having been administered accordingly, were accepted and ratified and the list of other members of the BoT and the National Working Committee will be published subsequently.”

The NNPP spokesperson, therefore, urged Nigerians to disregard the press conference and expression of the Kwankwasiya group led by Kwankwaso.

He added that the actions were taken over the state of affairs of the party and the judgement of Kano State governorship election petitions tribunal.

Abdulrasaq stated: “The groups are mere interest groups who used the party’s platform for the 2023 general election, but their alliance ended with the elections and as such, the groups have no authorisation to speak or act for the party.

“The judgement of Kano State governorship election petitions tribunal which sacked the party’s candidate, Governor Abba Yusuf, on Wednesday, 20th of September, 2023 is to be carefully studied with the view of approaching the appellate court for necessary redress.”

The Chairman of the NNPP BoT, Dr Temitope Aluko, had on September 22, said the party’s management was not factionalised.

Aluko, in a statement he personally signed, insisted that there were no factions in the NNPP.

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