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NNPP expels Kwankwaso for ignoring disciplinary committee


NNPP expels Kwankwaso for ignoring disciplinary committee

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has made the decision to expel Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso after he allegedly declined to attend a hearing with the party’s Disciplinary Committee.

On August 29, during the party’s National Convention in Lagos, Kwankwaso, who served as the 2023 Presidential Candidate of the NNPP, was previously suspended by the party’s leadership. The NEC had formed a Disciplinary Committee and requested Kwankwaso’s presence within five days to address allegations of engaging in activities that undermined the party’s interests and mismanagement of party and campaign funds.

Failure to appear before the Disciplinary Committee has resulted in Kwankwaso’s immediate expulsion from the NNPP, in accordance with the provisions of the party’s constitution 2022 (as amended). Abdulsalam Abdulrasaq, the Acting National Publicity Secretary of the NNPP, confirmed the expulsion in a statement released in Lagos on Tuesday.

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Abdulrasaq stated, “The NEC met in an emergency session on Friday, September 1 and resolved as follows: Following the refusal of Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso to appear before the disciplinary committee which sat on Thursday, August 31 after being duly invited in writing, he is hereby expelled from NNPP with immediate effect.”

He further added, “The erstwhile presidential candidate, Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso will be reported to appropriate quarters to answer questions on financial impropriety relating to mismanagement of public funds.”

The crisis within the NNPP began when the NWC of the party, loyal to Kwankwaso, announced the suspension of the NNPP founder, Dr. Boniface Aniebonam, and the National Publicity Secretary, Dr. Agbo Major on August 24.

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