Alhaji Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso
The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has expelled Rabiu Kwankwaso, its 2023 presidential candidate, after his refusal to appear before its disciplinary committee.
NNPP’s National Executive Committee (NWC) said Kwankwaso’s expulsion was with immediate effect.
Abdulsalam Abdulrasaq, acting National Publicity Secretary of NNPP, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos.
NNPP had suspended Kwankwaso during its National Convention on August 29 in Lagos over what it described as gross anti-party activities and mismanagement of campaign funds.
The party’s National Executive Council (NEC) had following his suspension, established a disciplinary committee, which invited Kwankwaso with the proviso that he would be expelled if he failed to appear and defend himself.
Said Abdulrasaq, in a statement: “The NEC met in an emergency session on Friday, September 1, and resolved as follows:
“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, he 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”.
The NNPP’s crisis started on August 24, when the party’s leadership loyal to Kwankwaso announced the suspension of the party’s founder, Dr. Boniface Aniebonam and the National Publicity Secretary, Dr. Agbo Major.