A New Nigeria People Party (NNPP), Chieftain, Ambassador Olufemi Ajadi Oguntoyinbo, on Wednesday declared the purported suspension of Engr. Rabiu Kwankwaso cannot stand .
The NNPP Chieftain in a statement personally signed by him described the purported suspension of Engr Kwankwaso as ” a huge joke”, as he remains a formidable leader of the party.
Ambassador Ajadi in the statement stressed that the “purported suspension of Engr Kwankwaso is null and void”, NNPP 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.
The NNPP gubernatorial candidate in the March 2023 general election in Ogun state stated that 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.
The NNPP Chieftain 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”.
He stressed further 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 noted that the NNPP National Working Committee had last Thursday announced the suspension of Dr Boniface Aniebonam and the National Publicity Secretary, Dr Agbo Major, and that ” 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.