Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso Remains Expelled, NNPP Maintains

Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso Remains Expelled, NNPP Maintains

  • A faction of the NNPP has urged INEC to update its records on the party’s national executive committee membership
  • The NNPP faction urged the media to respect the NNPP constitution by recognising only bonafide officers, per the party’s constitution
  • The faction insisted that politicians like Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso and the entire membership of the "old" national working committee had since been expelled from the NNPP

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Kano, Kano state - The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to update its records on the party’s national executive committee (NEC) membership.

The party in a statement on Saturday, January 20, by its board of trustees (BoT) chairman, Temitope Aluko, also urged the media to respect the NNPP's constitution by recognising only officers duly-elected by the party’s constitution.

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Kwankwaso has been dismissed - NNPP faction

Aluko said that NNPP chieftains like Rabiu Kwankwaso and the entire membership of the old national working committee (NWC) led by Alhaji Abbah Kawu had since been expelled, Vanguard newspaper reported.

Aluko stated that INEC was appropriately and duly informed in that regard.

According to him, the electoral body had no powers to meddle in the internal affairs of a political party.

Aluko said:

"Kwankwaso and the entire membership of the old NWC led by Kawu have since been expelled and INEC appropriately and duly informed.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the new principal officers of the NNPP are Dr Gilbert Agbo Major as the national chairman, Comrade Ogini Samuel as the secretary-general and Dr TKO Aluko as the chairman, board of trustees.

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“Dr Aniebonam Boniface is the founder and spiritual leader of the NNPP and Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano state is the leader of the party.”

NNPP chieftain reacts to party's faction stance

Following the judicial proclamation of the Kano gubernatorial mandate, an NNPP chieftain, Adekunle Aderibigbe, said it is important that the party starts mending cracks on its wall.

According to Aderibigbe, Kwankwaso's stake and position still mean different things to different members of the party at the moment.

He told Legit.ng:

"What I know for sure is that there are great events that will be unveiled by the NNPP going forward.
"The leaders are working hard to put the house in order to ensure we are getting stronger as an opposition and also as a party to beat and Engr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso will be part of the big picture."

Kwankwaso recounts plot to arrest him

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Kwankwaso alleged that his rivals in Kano conspired to instigate violence in the state and falsely attributed it to him to have him arrested.

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He claimed that this scheme was devised in anticipation of an expected victory for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Kano state governorship dispute at the Supreme Court.

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