NNPP faction expels Kwankwaso amid ongoing party crisis

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NNPP faction expels Kwankwaso amid ongoing party crisis
NNPP faction expels Kwankwaso amid ongoing party crisis

A faction of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), led by Agbo Major, has taken the step of expelling Rabiu Kwankwaso, the party’s presidential candidate in the 2023 elections.

This comes after the NNPP’s board of trustees (BoT), led by Boniface Aniebonam, suspended Kwankwaso due to allegations of anti-party activities.

Although there was an attempt by a faction loyal to Kwankwaso to reverse the suspension, the party’s national executive council (NEC) had set up a disciplinary committee to investigate the allegations against him.

Kwankwaso expelled from NNPP

The NEC had directed Kwankwaso to appear before the committee within five days of receiving the invitation, warning that he would be expelled in accordance with the NNPP’s constitution if he failed to comply.

However, in a statement issued by Abdulsalam Abdulrasaq, the NNPP’s acting national publicity secretary, it was revealed that Kwankwaso refused to appear before the disciplinary committee, leading to his immediate expulsion from the party.

Abdulrasaq also mentioned that Kwankwaso would be reported to the appropriate authorities to answer questions regarding “financial impropriety relating to mismanagement of public funds.”

This development has added further complexity to the political landscape in Nigeria as parties and candidates prepare for the upcoming elections.