*Says Kwankwaso, remains NNPP formidable leader
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
A chieftain of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Ambassador Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo on Wednesday, said the purported suspension of the party’s Presidential Candidate in the February 2023 Presidential election, Engr. Rabiu Kwankwaso, was ” a huge joke”.
Ambassador Ajadi in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan, said Engr Kwankwaso remains a formidable leader of the party.
The NNPP governorship candidate in the March 2023 general election in Ogun state emphasized that the ” purported suspension of Engr Kwankwaso is null and void” .
According to the NNPP Chieftain, the party at its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting held in Abuja on Tuesday, accused the BoT Chairman, Dr Boniface Aniebonam and the National Publicity Secretary, Agbo Major and others of alleged anti-party activities and expelled them from the party.
Ambassador Ajadi said Aniebonam particularly, was accused of allegedly creating a parallel group within the party with a view to causing disaffection in the NNPP.
“Following the National Working Committee (NWC) dissolution of seven state executive committees as well as suspension of the founder and Chairman of Board of Trustees, Dr. Boniface Aniebonam and the National Publicity Secretary, Dr. Agbo Major, the NEC ratified their expulsion from the party”, he said.
Ambassador Ajadi added, ” Therefore the meeting which had in attendance the Governor of Kano State, Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf, and the Speaker of the Kano State House of Assembly, Alhaji Jibrin Falgore in attendance which held at Bolingo Hotel, Abuja expelled Boniface, Major and their cohorts from the NNPP”.
The NNPP Chieftain maintained that the ” purported suspension of Engr Kwankwaso is null and void” as according to him those who carried out the act were earlier under suspension and on Tuesday were expelled by the party’s National Executive Committee of the party making their action illegal, null and void .
Ambassador Ajadi pointed out that the National Working Committee of NNPP had last Thursday announced the suspension of Dr Boniface Aniebonam and the National Publicity Secretary, Dr Agbo Major, saying, ” The party said the duo of Aniebonam and Major were suspended pending the determination of investigations by the Disciplinary Committee at the national level of the party”.
“The Acting National Chairman of the party, Mallam Abba Kawu Alli said Aniebonam and Agbo are suspended for anti-party activities.
Alli said the suspended cohorts have under Article 391 (7), been involved in anti-party activities and conduct which may likely have an adverse effect on the party or bring hatred, contempt, disrespect or ridicule to the party, Ajadi said in the statement.