Kwankwaso: NNPP chieftain reveals actual cause of party crisis

2023-08-30 19:30:04

Legit.ng - Nigeria news.

Kano, Kano state - Razaq Aderibigbe, the New Nigeria People's Party (NNPP) Lagos state House of Assembly candidate for the Ikorodu Constituency 1 during the 2023 general elections, on Wednesday, August 30, lamented the crisis rocking the opposition party.

Over the last few months, the NNPP has been facing a lingering crisis, with accusations and counter-accusations by party chieftains.

In a chat with Legit.ng, Aderibigbe noted that the NNPP's review of the general outcome of the 2023 general elections led to the current conflict. The NNPP stalwart also bemoaned the conflict of interests.

He, however, expressed optimism that the internal conflict would soon be resolved.

He told Legit.ng:

"It is not new that a suspension pronouncement has been issued to His Excellency, Engr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso at the General Meeting held in Lagos as published by various headlines. It is basically an unfortunate situation to experience internal crisis at the top helm of the party, but I am positive that it will not bring down the party but make it stronger and more decisive.

"We all know that the NNPP became renewed in the last one year witnessing the massive reception of various political groups.

"After the general elections, the party did a concerned review of the general outcomes which led it into the current conflict stage where the factions are taking sides to promote their respective interests."

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the NNPP on Tuesday, August 29, reportedly announced a six-month suspension of Rabiu Kwankwaso as the national leader of the party.

According to the party's BoT, Kwankwaso was suspended due to anti-party activities, Television Continental reported.

Legit.ng also reported that Yunusa Tanko, the spokesperson of the Labour Party (LP) presidential campaign council, cleared the air regarding a possible merger with other political parties in Nigeria.

While reacting to the reports on LP flagbearer Peter Obi's alleged talks with Atiku of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Kwankwaso, Tanko said the party is not considering a merger with other political parties.

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