Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso Expelled from NNPP Following Disciplinary Committee’s Summons.
Lagos, Nigeria – The National Executive Committee of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has taken the decisive step of expelling Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso, the 2023 Presidential Candidate of NNPP, due to his alleged failure to appear before the party’s Disciplinary Committee.
Rabiu Kwankwaso Expelled from NNPP
This expulsion comes after Sen. Kwankwaso had been earlier suspended by the party’s leadership at the National Convention on Aug. 29 in Lagos. The party’s National Executive Council (NEC) had established a Disciplinary Committee and extended an invitation to Sen. Kwankwaso, requesting that he address allegations of gross anti-party activities and mismanagement of party/campaign funds within a stipulated timeframe of five days.
The NEC had clearly stated that if Sen. Kwankwaso failed to honor the Disciplinary Committee’s summons, he would face expulsion in accordance with the party’s constitution for the year 2022 (as amended).
Mr. Abdulsalam Abdulrasaq, the Acting National Publicity Secretary of NNPP, issued a statement on behalf of the NEC, announcing the expulsion of Sen. Kwankwaso with immediate effect. The statement further revealed the decision to report the former presidential candidate to relevant authorities to respond to questions concerning financial impropriety related to the mismanagement of public funds.
This development underscores the deep-seated internal conflicts within NNPP, which initially began when the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), aligned with Sen. Kwankwaso, announced the suspension of Dr. Boniface Aniebonam, the NNPP founder, and Dr. Agbo Major, the National Publicity Secretary, in August.
Rabiu Kwankwaso Expelled from NNPP: What it means?
The expulsion of Sen. Kwankwaso represents a significant chapter in NNPP’s internal dynamics, and it remains to be seen how this decision will impact the party’s political trajectory in the lead-up to the 2023 elections.