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Elected NNPP Members Shall Be Ratified For 2-Term Except… – Official

The Secretary General of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) Comrade Ogini Sunday Olaposi, has said that all elected officeholders of the party shall be ratified to qualify for reelection in 2027.

In a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, the Secretary-General said all those elected on the platform of the NNPP in 2023 shall be encouraged to pledge loyalty to the leadership of the party and the board.

Olaposi said the original certificate of registration is with the founder, Dr Boniface Aniebonam and not Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso and Elder Buba Galadima and or any other person.

“Kwankwaso and Galadima are merely being deceitful, intimidating, extorting and avoidably autocratic to the tenets of internal democracy. This will no longer be allowed.”

He described moves by Kwankwaso and Galadima to hijack the NNPP as mind-boggling. It is our hope and belief that nobody should make the mistake of believing that Senator Kwankwaso can hijack NNPP

“It is apparent that most professional politicians in Nigeria may not be adding value to Nigeria’s greatness and political development.

“It is unbelievable that a registered political party since 2001 was given to Kwankwaso to manage as its presidential candidate at no cost and today, look at the mess and yet he wants to become the president of Nigeria. And if you ask him he will tell you that they are politicians and they know how to play politics

“At 70 years, our founder is not getting younger to continue to defend members and in particular, the elected members and upcoming politicians under the canopy and membership of the NNPP.

“After 23 years of hard work, our great founder needed to rest and guide from the rear playing a fatherly role

“It is to us that if nothing is done at the moment ahead of 2027, all the elected members at the state, federal and senate chamber may be enslaved and extorted heavily by the hijackers

“The fact is that most of the elected members may not be given the opportunity to contest elections in 2027 if this party is left in the hands of Senator Kwankwaso and Buba Galadima.

“It is on record that Kwankwaso single-handedly hand-picked contestants in the last 2023 general elections, especially in Kano State. Never again shall this impunity be allowed to continue in NNPP.”

Olaposi urged the INEC chairman to ensure that the second original certificate of NNPP is secured under his watch and custody to avoid replacement with a copy original. This is because nothing is impossible in Nigeria.

“Aniebonam is also the Chairman, the board of trustees and the only life member of the board of trustees. Whereas Kwankwaso and others remain expelled in line with the provisions of the NNPP 2022 constitution.”

He pointed out that the existing leadership crisis in NNPP is its internal affairs and it is our hope that INEC and courts shall respect the will of the greater number of members of the party.

“What we must tell Senator Kwankwaso or rather advise him is that he just has to stop deceiving the young ones who are members of the Kwankwasiya movement.

Olaposi said Kwankwaso should be courageous and sincere enough to tell Kwankwasiya members that he is not the owner of the NNPP. and that the certificate of registration is not with him.

He noted that that the Kwankwasiya movement is not a registered political party in Nigeria but a pressure group.

“Kwankwaso may also together with elder Buba Galadima, Mr Ladipo Johnson and a host of unemployed characters around him stop inciting the law-abiding young Kwankwasiya members against the Federal Government of Nigeria

“Therefore, Kwankwaso rather than struggling over what does not belong to him, can still approach INEC to reactivate his deregistered political party.

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