Kwankwaso backed NNPP insist he remains national leader of the party
The last is yet to be heard of the crisis rocking the opposition New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), as members of the national working committee (NWC) of the party backed by Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso insist he remains the national leader of the party.
Malam Kawu Ali, who is the national chairman of the Kwankwaso backed NNPP, described all actions taken by the Agbo Major led faction of the party as illegal and inconsequential.
Babayo Muhammed Abdullahi, speaking at the instance of the Major led faction had stripped Kwankwaso of his national leader status for allegedly engaging in political discussions with President Bola Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP), without the board’s authorization.
However, Ali at a press conference in Abuja described the suspension of Kwankwaso as an exercise in futility, adding that members of the Agbo led faction have since been expelled from the party.
Ali argued: “Is it not funny that all those people either suspended or expelled would gather somewhere and claim to have suspended His Excellency, Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, Ph D. FNSE, and also dissolve the NWC?
“The jokers also appointed a CTC made up of those people who have ceased to be members of the party by virtue of our Constitution. Was INEC at the meeting? Did they write INEC?
“Who and who signed the letter? Is it not laughable that Majgr Agbo, who announced the suspension of the former chairmen, the expulsion of two of them, and the dissolution of some of the states, is now purportedly “heading” their caretaker committee?
“It is just unfortunate that some people have reduced politics and party administration to a huge joke. The news that one person will sit somewhere and arrogate certain powers to himself is not permissible in a democracy.
” We are using this medium f0 assure our supporters all over the country that there is no substance in the story. His Excellency, Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, remains the face of the party, has NOT been suspended, and the NWC under Malam Abba Kawu Ali remains intact.”
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