Crack in NNPP, as state chairmen demand Kwankwaso’s suspension
A forum of state chairmen of New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) has asked presidential candidate of the party in the 2023 general elections, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, to resign immediately or risk indefinite suspension over alleged anti-party activities.
The chairmen demanded an explanation over what they described as “unhealthy relationship between Kwankwaso and the All Progressives Congress (APC) during and after the elections.”
In a statement by its leader, Comrade Sunday Oginni, the forum accused Kwankwaso of allegedly masterminding a crisis within NNPP, in a bid to hijack the party from its founding members. Oginni insisted Kwankwaso was only using the NNPP platform to negotiate his return to Nigeria’s political scene.
He said Kwankwaso’s frequent meetings with President Bola Tinubu amounts to anti-party activities, which the chairmen frown at.
The statement reads in part: “The recent unconstitutional and purported dissolution of seven state executives of Ekiti, Enugu, Niger, Kaduna, Katsina, Rivers and Zamfara at the same time is unacceptable.
“It is on record that neither Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso nor any of his cohorts at the National Working Committee (NWC) committed a dime to building structures of the party, which they are not ashamed to demolish in a twinkle of an eye. The empty threat of NWC coming in later days for the jugular of Imo and Oyo states shall not see the light of day.
“Also, the arrogant display of executive lawlessness by the NWC in the Ogun State chapter has led to protracted litigation that may drag to the Supreme Court.
“The illegality of arbitrary sacking of democratically elected officers of the party by Kwankwaso’s NWC, acting like a garrison commander, is a heinous crime against democracy and humanity. This is New Nigeria! Thus, illegality and brazen murder of democracy shall not stand in the NNPP.”
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