The Board of Trustees (BoT) for the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has imposed a suspension on Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, the party’s candidate in the February 25 presidential election, due to alleged activities that go against the party’s principles.
Additionally, the BoT has suspended the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party and appointed new interim national officers, led by Dr. Agbo Major as the acting National Chairman and Mr. Ogini Olaposi as the acting National Secretary, alongside 18 others. The suspension is set to last for a duration of six months.
This decision was reached during a special general assembly held at Rockview Hotels in Apapa, where members of the party voted on the suspensions. The founder of the party, Dr. Boniface Aniebonam, and the National Publicity Secretary, Major, were also previously suspended by the NWC on August 24.
Babayo Muhammed Abdulahi, the Secretary of the BoT, addressed the media after the meeting and accused Kwankwaso of engaging in unauthorized interactions with individuals such as President Bola Tinubu, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, and Mr. Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP).
Abdulahi declared that Kwankwaso’s status as the national leader of NNPP has been revoked by the board. He pointed out that Aniebonam had stepped down as the BoT chairman, leading to the election of Dr. Chief Tope Aluko as the new BoT Chairman, with Abdulahi now serving as the new BoT Secretary and High Chief Tony Obioha as the BoT spokesperson.
Abdulahi also noted that the actions of the NWC had nullified the pre-election Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with Kwankwasiyya Movement, The National Movement (TNM), and National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF).
The acting chairman, Dr. Agbo Major, emphasized that his team would work diligently to mend the divisions caused by the suspended NWC members. He affirmed the party’s commitment to being the most inclusive and people-centric political party in the country, encouraging displaced members to return to the party’s ranks.
The special general assembly meeting was attended by members from across the country, as well as the new NWC.