NNPP NEC Expels Kwankwaso

Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso has been dismissed from the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) for allegedly refusing to appear before the party’s Disciplinary Committee.

On August 29, Kwankwaso, who run as the party’s Presidential Candidate in the 2023 election, was suspended by the party’s leadership at the National Convention in Lagos.

The National Executive Council (NEC) of the NNPP also established a Disciplinary Committee and instructed it to invite Kwankwaso to defend himself against claims of egregious anti-party behavior and improper handling of party/campaign finances within five days.

The NEC had issued a warning that Kwankwaso would be removed from the party in accordance with the terms of the party’s constitution as revised in 2022 if he failed to appear before the Disciplinary Committee.

Due to Kwankwaso’s unwillingness to accept the committee’s invites, the NEC dismissed him with immediate effect, according to a statement released on Tuesday in Lagos by Mr. Abdulsalam Abdulrasaq, the NNPP’s acting national publicity secretary.

Abdulrasaq said: “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.”

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