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NNPP crisis deepens as BOT suspends Kwankwaso, other chieftains



NNPP crisis deepens as BOT suspends Kwankwaso, other chieftains
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Board of trustees of the New Nigeria People’s Party announces six months suspension of senator Rabiu Kwankwaso as the national leader of the party due to anti-party activities.

A crisis of Confidence has brewed silently within the party over the last few months since the end of the 2023 Elections with accusations and Counter accusations between the different groups within its ranks

The Crisis has now gotten to a head with the suspension clamped down on its Presidential Candidate and National Leader, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.

This follows the suspension of its national Publicity Secretary and some others earlier, a move rejected by its Board of Trustees.

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The BoT also suspended the National Working Committee, NWC, members of the party.

It also appointed new national officers headed by Dr Agbo Major as acting National Chairman and Mr Ogini Olaposi as the Acting National Secretary.

Addressing newsmen at the end of the meeting in Lagos on Tuesday, Secretary of the BoT, Babayo Muhammed Abdulahi accused Kwankwaso of hobnobbing with President Bola Tinubu, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) Mr. Peter Obi, without the board’s authorisation.

Abdullahi announced that Kwankwaso had been stripped of the NNPP national leader status by the board.

The secretary of the BoT said the purported suspension of the NNPP founder was a flagrant gross violation of the party’s constitution.

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He pointed out that Aniebonam had resigned as the BoT chairman and a new BoT Chairman, Dr Chief Tope Aluko was elected with Abdulahi as new BoT Secretary, while High Chief Tony Obioha was elected as BoT spokesperson.


Abdulahi said the pre-election Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with Kwankwasia Movement, The National Movement (TNM) and National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders, (NAGAFF) had been rendered void by the actions of the NWC.

“The BoT decided that material evidence in the public sector affirmed that Kwankwaso was involved in anti-party activities in various meetings, suggesting political discussions with the President, Atiku and Obi without authorisation from the board.

“The BOT insisted that the avoidable violation of MoU between NNPP on the one hand and Kwankwasiyya, TNM and NAGAFF on the other had no other choice than to withdraw from the partnership.

“It is therefore to state clearly that the MoU has been rendered void,” he said.