The new national leadership of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) has announced the withdrawal of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) that the former leaders of the party signed with the Kwankwasiya Movement.
It noted that the principles of the Kwankwasiya Movement are targeted at massaging the ego of its sole owner and not in line with the party’s policies of openness and inclusivity.
The new leadership under the chairmanship of Dr Agbo Gilbert Major, also announced its resolve to overhaul the party’s structures across all levels nationwide.
These disclosures were contained in a statement signed by the acting national publicity secretary of NNPP, AbdulSalam AbdulRasaq, a copy of which was made available to Accurate News on Sunday.
The new leadership of NNPP has therefore called on its numerous members and supporters to remain calm in the face of “this brazen assault of the Kwankwasiya movement whose members were erroneously made to believe the party is sold to them and called on all aggrieved and displaced members who left for whatever reason to return home.”
The statement reads: “The new leadership of New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) under Dr Agbo Gilbert Major, today had its maiden meeting at the Abuja National Secretariat and after a review of the situation resulting from the gross mismanagement of the party in the past one year came out with the following resolutions:
“To conduct a thorough probe into the mismanagement of well over one billion naira (N1b) raised from the sale of forms to aspirants between March 2022 and today. The meeting resolved to invite relevant security agencies to properly examine the accounts of the party with a view to demanding explanations from the party’s presidential candidate, the party’s chairman who left in March 2023, the sacked acting chairman and the National Secretary. This is to restore confidence of party members/candidates who came forward with their hard earned money to purchase forms.
“The party querried the rationale for location of the Situation Room to the presidential candidate’s personal residence. It noted that the illegal location created room for the massive corruption and manipulation leading to imposition of candidates by Buba Galadima and his co-travellers and resolved to set up a Committee to launch a probe into it. It therefore called for written complaints from aggrieved candidates who were shortchanged after making payments for forms into the party’s account.
“The party resolved to query the rationale behind the denial of other presidential aspirants the right to purchase form and participate in the primary election that illegally produced Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso insisting that it was against the spirit of fairness and equity which our great party preaches.
” The party confirmed its withdrawal from the Memorandum Of Understanding signed by it with the Kwankwasiya Movement and TNM insisting that the principles of these two groups are targeted at massaging the ego of its sole owner and so not in line with the party’s policies of openness and inclusivity.
“The party called on its numerous members and supporters to remain calm in the face of this brazen assault of the Kwankwasiya movement whose members were erroneously made to believe the party is sold to them and called on all aggrieved and displaced members who left for whatever reason to return home.
“The party resolved to overhaul its structures across all levels nationwide in the coming days and weeks.