The crisis rocking the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP has taken a new dimension with the National working committee of the party suspending the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Dr Boniface Aniebonam.
Addressing newsmen in Abuja, the National Chairman of the party, represented by the National Auditor, Mr Ladipo Johnson also announced the suspension of the National publicity Secretary, Dr Agbo Major, over alleged anti party activities.
Mr Johnson who explained that the suspended officials have been working against decisions of the National Working Committee, however said opportunity would be given to them to put up a defence.
Earlier in the week, ten State Chairmen of the NNPP loyal to the BOT Chairman passed a vote of no confidence on the National working committee,NWC and the National leader of the party, Senator Rabiu Kwankwanso.
But in a swift reaction, the National Publicity Secretary of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, Dr. Agbo Major stressed that the suspension should be disregarded.
Agbo in a statement cautioned, “The news of the purported suspension of the Founder and Chairman, Board of Trustees of New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) Dr Boniface Okechukwu Aniebonam and the National Publicity Secretary Dr Agbo Major should be disregarded as a huge comic show expected only from Nollywood or Holywood”.
He said that “an elaborate meeting of the Board is fixed for Monday 28th August 2023 in Lagos to take crucial decisions on the illegalities perpetrated by the NWC.
“I urge media men to treat the purported suspension of the Founder and Co-Founder not even like a pinch of salt”.
“The powers of the BOT of NNPP as clearly spelt out in our constitution vest enormous authority to call to order any officer of the party who acts in variance with the constitution” he added.
“The long drawn dagger that has brought the party down to this level is traceable to the vicious attempts been made by the erstwhile presidential candidate, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso to hijack the party and whose interest does not seem to be in agreement with the Founder’s insistence that the rule of law and constitutional order be maintained in all decisions”.
The Board would react fully after the meeting in Lagos on Monday.” He emphasized.
Georgina Humphrey, Edited By Grace Namiji
Written by: Bukky Alabi
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