The Board of Trustees (BoT) of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has suspended its candidate in the February 25, 2023 presidential election, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, for six months, for alleged anti-party activities.
The BoT also suspended the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.
It 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.
Their suspension were put to a voice vote by members of the party at its special general assembly, held at the Rockview Hotels in Apapa.
Addressing newsmen at the end of the meeting in Lagos on Tuesday, Secretary of the BoT, Babayo Muhammed Abdulahi, accused Kwankwaso of hobnobbing with President Bola Tinubu, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) Mr. Peter Obi, without the board’s authorisation.
Abdullahi announced that Kwankwaso had been stripped of the NNPP national leader status by the board.
The secretary of the BoT said the purported suspension of the NNPP founder was a flagrant gross violation of the party’s constitution.