The suspension of the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso, from the party has been criticised by one of the founding members
Galadima who noted that the suspension was a “Hollywood joke” was speaking on the ChannelsTV programme, Politics Today, on Tuesday night.
The NNPP’s Board of Trustees had on Tuesday suspended Kwankwaso, over what it described as “anti-party activities”.
The NNPP’s “BoT” asserted that there was “material evidence in public affirming the former Kano state governor was involved in political discussions with President Bola Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar, and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) without the party’s authorization.”
However, Galadima faulted the claims, noting that, “Kwankwaso had permission from the party to meet with President Tinubu and talk to any other political group. So, he didn’t do this on his own.”
“When I saw it on social media, I thought it was like a Nollywood or Hollywood joke,” Galadima said.
Galadima added that the NNPP’s BoT had long been expelled from the party.
“All of them who were expelled were called to a disciplinary committee. They were drilled and they accepted their sins and it was based on their acceptance that they were recommended to the Nation Working Committee for expulsion.”
According to Galadima, the NNPP remains a solid party despite the sponsored internal wranglings.
“A lot of people are interested in this party in the sense that the other parties felt that they could only survive if they destroyed this party.
“But unknown to them we are as solid as the Rock of Gibraltar,” he said.
Galadima who dismissed the accusations of anti-party activities against the former Kano governor, said, “As a politician, we can meet with anybody.
“He took permission from us,” the party chieftain argued. “Whatever the case, Kwankwaso had permission from the party to meet with President Tinubu and talk to any other political group. So, he didn’t do this on his own.”
Meanwhile, the NNPP 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.