Stakeholders of the New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP, in Ekiti State have dissociated themselves from calls for the suspension of the party’s National Leader and 2023 presidential candidate, Dr Rabiu Kwankwaso, by some members.
The NNPP leaders, in a communique at the end of a stakeholders’ meeting in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, made available on Monday, said the group of individuals who made the call for the party leader’s suspension lacked such power.
They stated, “We implore all and sundry to see the illegal call as a ploy to destabilize the party’s unity, harmony and take us back to the quashed failure of the past. Anyone who claims to support such moves from Ekiti NNPP is not representing us; such person or persons is/are not known to NNPP in Ekiti State.”
The communique was signed by the 2022 governorship candidate, Fatomilola Oladosun; the three senatorial candidates in the 2023 elections, Motunde Fajuyi (Central), Ade Ayeni (North), Samuel Olofin (South) and the South West Zonal Financial Secretary, Prince Ade-Ajayi.
The stakeholders’ said that the national headquarters under the leadership of the acting chairman, Alhaji Abba Kawu-Ali, had since dissolved the state executives of the party in the state.
“We hereby dissociate the Ekiti State chapter of NNPP from such illegal and obnoxious moves. Every of such actions should be ignored as the players have neither the mandate nor fit to represent the interest of the components of the real members of the party in Ekiti.
“We hereby make bold to declare that NNPP Ekiti State does not have any chairman in place for now to call for the resignation and suspension of our dear success icon and great party national leader, Dr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.
“No Ekiti NNPP stakeholder and member is part of such unpopular, unacceptable and selfish moves by disgruntled elements who were either suspended or reprimanded for their shortcomings one way or the other.
“They are enemies of the projected progress being worked upon for the party’s future. It is a matter of corruption fighting back,” the stakeholders’ stated.
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