Rabiu Kwankwaso, the presidential contender for the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in the 2023 elections, extended his gratitude to the party’s leaders for their recent visit to his residence in Abuja. Via a post on the platform formerly known as Twitter, along with accompanying photographs, the NNPP’s National leader praised the commitment of the party’s chairpersons and members of the National Executive Committee (NEC) for their ongoing dedication to upholding the party’s core principles.
During the gathering at his Abuja residence on Tuesday, Kwankwaso conveyed his appreciation to the party’s state chairpersons and NEC members. He shared, “Earlier today, I welcomed all state party chairpersons of NNPP, along with other prominent party officials, who paid homage to my Abuja residence. I am thankful for their visit and I commend their unwavering devotion to upholding the fundamental values of our party.”
These events unfolded subsequent to a development in which a faction led by founding party member Boniface Aniebonam and National Publicity Secretary Agbo Major purportedly suspended Kwankwaso during a Special General Assembly held in Lagos State on Tuesday. The faction alleged that publicly available evidence indicated Kwankwaso’s involvement in “anti-party activities” and meetings with other presidential candidates.
In response, NNPP contested the validity of Kwankwaso’s suspension, considering it to be “null and void.” The party further took action by expelling numerous party figures, including Dr. Boniface Aniebonam and Agbo Major, who were instrumental in driving the suspension process.