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Factional NNPP insists Kano gov remains suspended, Kwankwaso expelled

Factional NNPP insists Kano gov remains suspended, Kwankwaso expelled

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of factional New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has affirmed the six months suspension of Kano State Governor Abba Yusuf and the expulsion of Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso from the party.

The resolution of the party was contained in a communique issued Sunday and jointly signed by Umar Jibril and Omolara Johnson, following the NEC meeting held on May 27.

NNPP stated that the decision of its Board of Trustees to call to order the erring national officers of the party was in accordance with the constitution of the party.

The party also announced the dissolution of the National Working Committee (NWC) led by Mr. Ajuji Ahmed and Mr. Dipo Olayokun as Acting National Chairman and National Secretary, respectively.

It said in the communique, “The appointment of Dr. Agbo Gilbert Major and Comrade Oginni Olaposi Sunday as the National Chairman and National Secretary was confirmed and unanimously adopted.

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“The recommendations of the Fact-Finding Committee (FFC) and the Conflict Resolution Committee (CRC) on the Continuation of the six months’ suspension of Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State and expulsion of Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso from New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) were unanimously affirmed.

“The constitutional provision and recognition of the office of the founder of New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) was reiterated and a vote of confidence was unanimously passed on the founder – Dr. Boniface Okechukwu Antebonam.

“That Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should as a matter of urgency update the record of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) to reflect the emergence of the leadership of the National Working Committee (NWC) led by Dr. Agbo Gilbert Major as National Chairman and Comrade Oginni Olapos Sunday as the National Secretary.”

NNPP to support for EFCC over Kwankwaso probe

The party said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) should be supported with all necessary information and documents on the petition against Kwankwaso, Kawu, Ajuji, Buba Galadima, Olayokun, and the defunct NWC on the N2.5 billion nomination fees and camping fund fraud.

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NNPP stated that its 2022 constitution as amended remained sacrosanct with the flag and logo of the party.

It stressed that the national headquarters of NNPP was situated at Will and Plaza, Wuse Zone 4 Abuja, saying no other parallel office shall be in operation as the national headquarters.

Faruk Khalil
Faruk Khalilhttps://nigeriansketch.com/
Khalil Faruk (Deputy Editor-in-Chief), has a Bachelors and Master's degree in Political Science and has worked as a reporter, features editor and Deputy Editor-in-Chief respectively in a leading Nigerian daily. He has undergone trainings in journalism, photo journalism and online journalism within and outside Nigeria.

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