The Board of Trustees (BoT) of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has suspended Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, the presidential candidate of the party during the Just concluded February 25 election.
The former governor of Kano State was suspended for six months over alleged anti-party activities.
The NNPP’s Board of Trustees also suspended the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.
The suspensions were put to a voice vote by party members at their special general assembly, which was held at the Rockview Hotels in Apapa, today.
News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that the NWC of the party on Thursday, August 24, announced the suspension of the founder of the party, Dr Boniface Aniebonam and the National Publicity Secretary, Major.
Speaking shortly after the meeting on Tuesday, Secretary of the BoT, Babayo Muhammed Abdulahi, told newsmen that Kwankwaso was hobnobbing with President Bola Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar of the PDP and Peter Obi of the LP, without the board’s authorisation.
Abdullahi said: “The purported suspension of the founder is a flagrant gross violation of the NNPP constitution such that it is tantamount to recklessness and irresponsibility on the part of the incompetent NWC.
“The BoT decided that material evidence in the public sector affirmed that Kwankwaso was involved in anti-party activities in various meetings, suggest political discussions with the President, Atiku and Obi without authorisation from the board.
”This has earned him six months suspension pending the outcome of investigation by the Disciplinary Committee.
The BOT insisted that the avoidable violation of MoU between NNPP on the one part and Kwankwasia, TNM and NAGAFF on the other has no other choice than to withdraw from the partnership. It is therefore to state clearly that the MOU have been rendered void,” Secretary of the BoT, added.
The BoT also appointed new national officers headed by Dr Agbo Major as acting National Chairman and Mr Ogini Olaposi as acting National Secretary with 18 others.