The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has suspended its presidential candidates and founder, Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, for six months for alleged anti-party activities.
The Secretary of the Board of Trustees, Babayo Muhammed Abdulahi, at a news conference on Tuesday, claimed that the fraternization between Kwankwaso, Atiku and Obi is a gross violation of the party’s constitution.
The BoT labeled the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party as “irresponsible and incompetent” for authorizing such anti-party activities and resolved to suspend the NWC.
Persecondnews gathered that the disciplinary committee of the party recommended six-month suspension for the founder of the party after investigation.
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.
Abdulahi said:“The purported suspension of the founder is a flagrant gross violation of the NNPP constitution such that it is tantamount to recklessness and irresponsibility on the part of the incompetent NWC.
“The BoT decided that material evidence in the public sector affirmed that Kwankwaso was involved in anti-party activities in various meetings, suggest political discussions with the President, Atiku and Obi without authorisation from the board.
” This has earned him six months suspension pending the outcome of investigation by the Disciplinary Committee.
“The BOT insisted that the avoidable violation of MoU between NNPP on the one part and Kwankwasia, TNM and NAGAFF on the other has no other choice than to withdraw from the partnership.
“We don’t intend to shut anybody out or censor anybody but we want to ensure that we remain on track and maintain our people-oriented ideology.”