The National Executive Committee of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has expelled its presidential candidate in the February 25, 2023 presidential election, Rabiu Kwankwaso, following his alleged refusal to appear before the party’s Disciplinary Committee.
Recall that the National Executive Council (NEC) of the party had set up a Disciplinary Committee and directed it to invite Kwankwaso to defend allegations of gross anti-party activities and mismanagement of party/campaign funds within five days.
It was gathered that the NEC had warned that failure to appear before the Disciplinary Committee, Kwankwaso would be expelled from the party in line with the provisions of the party’s constitution 2022 (as amended).
For failing to appear before the committee, the party in a statement released by Abdulsalam Abdulrasaq, its Acting National Publicity Secretary of NNPP, on Tuesday, September 5, said that the NEC had expelled Kwankwaso with immediate effect because of his refusal to honor the committee’s invitations.
“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.”