Voters Didn’t Have Problem With Our Party’s Logo During 2023 Election,  SW NNPP PRO  replies Nat’l Secretary

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By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan 

The South West Public Relations Officer of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Hon Kilamuwaye Badmus on Tuesday, disclosed that voters across Nigeria  did not have problem with the party’s logo during the 2023 general elections.

Hon Badmus who said this, noted that the complaint was that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) omitted the logo of the party on ballot papers in most states of the federation.

The NNPP PRO while reacting to a television programme interview by the NNPP’s National Secretary, Mr Dipo Olayokun that the change of the logo was as a result of complaints from members during the last general elections that the logo was not visible enough accused Olayokun of  turning the truth on its head.

According to Hon Badmus, the complaints from the party leaders and voters in many states was that INEC omitted the logo on ballot papers and not that the logo was difficult to understand, adding that 

 it is the same logo that Olayokun claimed wasn’t comprehensive by voters that gave the party the Governorship seat and majority members of national and state assembly in Kano.

“They have their own plan and the plan is to turn NNPP into Kwankwasiyya Movement. Nothing is wrong with our logo. The logo was used in Kano and we won the Governorship election, the national assembly election and won the majority in the state assembly election”, he said 

Hon Badmus added, “Our complaint was that in many states like Ogun State for instance, INEC deliberately omitted our logo on the ballot papers and this caused us the Governorship election which ordinarily we would have won with wide margins”.

“Contrary to Olayokun’s claim, that the date for the mini convention was well communicated to members, most members got to know about the date for the convention on Saturday that it was held.

He stressed further “What even shows their desperation in turning a national party like the NNPP into a Kwankwasiyya Movement is the violation of an Abuja High Court order that prohibit holding of convention till 2026.

“The question we need to ask the organiser of the mini convention is why the hurry. Why jettisoning a court order.To us in the South West NNPP, the mini convention is illegal and we are not part of the changing of the party’s logo.

“You can’t change  a party’s logo without carrying all members along. We stand by our position, that the new logo is not valid and is illegal. All the efforts put up by Olayokun in defending the illegal action cannot stand”

New Nigerian recalls that the NNPP in a mini convention last Saturday changed the party’s logo and slogan but this was immediately rejected by many members across the federation most especially the South West Chapter of the party,  which has since described the action as illegal and something that cannot stand the test of time.

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