Kwankwaso gets Six Months Suspension by Party... Will no longer be recognized as Party Leader

Kwankwaso gets Six Months Suspension by Party

... Will no longer be recognized as Party Leader 

Kathy Kyari 
The New Nigerian People's Party (NNPP) has slammed Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, the party’s 2023 Presidential Flagbearer with a six month suspension for anti-party activities. 

The suspension was announced during the General Assembly Meeting of the Party in Apapa today. 

These decisions were included in the resolutions reached after a 12-hour meeting held on Monday in Lagos. Kwankwaso was accused of political hobnobbing by holding unscheduled meetings with presidential candidates from the People's Democratic Party (PDP), All Progressives Congress (APC), and Labour Party (LP) in the run-up to the 2023 elections.
The board also announced the resignation of the party's founder, Dr. Boniface Aniebonam, as chairman of the NNPP Board of Trustees, during its General Assembly Meeting.

The resolutions, which Kwankwaso will no longer be recognized as a national leader of the party after his suspension, were passed by Hon. Adeyemi Olusoja, Chairman of the Yewa South Local Government in Ogun State, and Mr. Abdullahi Nasamy, Secretary of the NNPP in Kwara. 

The National Working Committee (NWC) had suspended dismissed national officers and disbanded state chapters, but the NNPP's BOT overturned those decisions, criticizing the NWC as "incompetent" and calling the actions unimportant.

The statement further observed that a clique inside the system had repeatedly modified the NNPP constitution without following proper process and procedure, and that NWC members had also violated and trampled on the party's Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

“BOT decided that material evidence in the public sector affirmed that Senator Kwankwaso was involved in anti-party activities in various meetings, suggest political discussions with Mr. President, Atiku and Obi without authorization from the board, has earned him months suspension pending the outcome of investigation by the Disciplinary Committee.”

“About 8 states Chapters of the old NNPP was unceremoniously dissolved by the incompetent NWC. The letters of reinstatement of the suspended executive Chairmen of the various states issued by the Chairman BOT in accordance with the Board’s inherent power to call to order stands valid.”

“The BoT Chairman Dr. Boniface Aniebonam; resigned and a new BoT Chairman, Dr. Chief Tope Aluko was elected with Eng Babayo Muhammed Abdulahi as new BOT Secretary, while High Chief Tony Obioha was elected as BoT spokesperson.”
“BOT members take strong exception to Buba Galadima’s parading of himself as BOT Secretary. This conduct is in violation of the composition of the members of the BOT in accordance with our constitution.”

“The NWC was declared incompetent and due to attrition and failure of the members to follow the constitution and due process in filling of the vacant positions, the NWC can no longer perform its role and is no longer  in the eyes of the law,” the communique stated.

The BoT also appointed new national officers, with roughly 18 others sworn in today, under the leadership of Dr. Agbo Major as Acting National Chairman and Comrade Ogini Olapos as Acting National Secretary.

“Constitutionally, the nomenclature, the national leader is not in existence for a failed Presidential candidate, so the board moved that no more Engr. Rablu Kwankwaso referenced an National Leader. Ditto state leader.”

“The purported suspension of the Founder was 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 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. It is therefore to state clearly that the MOU have been rendered invalid,” the communique read.

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