The National Executive Committee of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, has expelled Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso, following his alleged refusal to appear before the party’s Disciplinary Committee.
In a statement on Tuesday in Lagos, the Acting National Publicity Secretary of NNPP, Abdulsalam Abdulrasaq, said the NEC had expelled Mr Kwankwaso with immediate effect because of his refusal to honour the committee’s invitation.
According to the statement, Abdulrasaq stated that: “The NEC met in an emergency session on Friday, Sept 1. and resolved as follows:
“Following the refusal of Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso to appear before the disciplinary committee which sat on Thursday, Aug. 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.”
Recall that Kwankwaso, the 2023 Presidential Candidate of NNPP, had earlier been suspended by the party’s leadership at the National Convention on Aug. 29 in Lagos.
The party's NEC thus set up a Disciplinary Committee to enable Kwankwaso to defend allegations of gross anti-party activities and mismanagement of party/campaign funds within five days.
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).