NNPP expels Presidential Candidate, Kwankwaso

The National Executive Committee of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has expelled Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso, for failing to appear before the party’s disciplinary committee.
Presidential Diary reports that Kwankwaso, who was the 2023 Presidential Candidate of NNPP was earlier suspended by the party’s leadership at its National Convention on August 29 in Lagos.
The Acting National Publicity Secretary of NNPP, Mr Abdulsalam Abdulrasaq said in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos, that the NEC expelled Kwankwaso with immediate effect due to his refusal to honour the committee’s invitations.
He added: “The NEC met in an emergency session on Friday, September 1 and resolved that 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, is hereby expelled from NNPP with immediate effect.
“That 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.”
Recall that the party crisis started on August 24, 2023, when the NWC loyal to Kwankwaso announced the suspension of NNPP founder, Dr Boniface Aniebonam and the National Publicity Secretary, Dr Agbo Major.
To this end, the National Executive Council (NEC) of the NNPP set up a Disciplinary Committee and invited Kwankwaso to defend allegations of gross anti party activities and mismanagement of party/campaign funds within five days.
The NEC also warned that failure of the former Kano State governor to appear before the disciplinary committee, he would be expelled from the party in line with the provisions of the party’s constitution 2022 (as amended).

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