The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) has taken the decision to expel Rabiu Kwankwaso from its ranks after he failed to appear before the party’s disciplinary committee. This expulsion follows his earlier suspension at the party’s national convention in August.
The National Executive Council (NEC) of the NNPP established a disciplinary committee and requested that Mr Kwankwaso defend himself against allegations of engaging in anti-party activities and mismanaging party and campaign funds. The committee set a deadline of five days for Mr Kwankwaso to appear.
In light of the NEC’s warning that failure to appear before the disciplinary committee would result in expulsion, the NNPP’s acting spokesman, Abdulsalam Abdulrasaq, announced on Tuesday that Mr Kwankwaso had been expelled due to his refusal to attend the committee’s hearings.
Abdulrasaq stated, “The NEC convened an emergency session on September 1 and reached the following resolutions: In light of Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso’s refusal to appear before the disciplinary committee, despite being duly invited in writing, he is hereby expelled from NNPP with immediate effect.”
He further added, “The former presidential candidate, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, will be reported to the appropriate authorities to address allegations of financial impropriety regarding the mismanagement of public funds.”
The internal conflict within the NNPP arose when the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), aligned with Kwankwaso, announced the suspension of the NNPP founder, Dr. Boniface Aniebonam, and the National Publicity Secretary, Dr. Agbo Major, on August 24.