The 2023 governorship candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in Benue State, Professor Bem Angwe, has said he does not want to be a member of the opposition party again.
Angwe, who was the NNPP’s former National Legal Adviser, made this known in a statement on Sunday in Markurdi, the Benue State capital.
The NNPP chieftain said he resigned as a member due to the recent unfortunate crisis and the confusion that has engulfed the party at all levels, among other reasons.
The former Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said he plans to resume his academic activities and involvement in the protection of human rights in the country.
Angwe, therefore, appreciated all the party executives and members who believed and stood by him during the 2023 gubernatorial election in Benue.
He said: “Considering the recent unfortunate crisis and the confusion that has engulfed the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) at all levels and in accordance with the NNPP Constitution 2022 (as amended), I, on this day of 26th August 2023, withdrew my membership of the NNPP.
“For the avoidance of doubt, I have communicated the notice of my NNPP membership withdrawal to the party Chairman of the Mbatyu NNPP Ward Executive Committee in Gboko Local Government Area of Benue State.
“I wish to express my special appreciation to my Ward, LGA and State party Executive members, other party members, supporters and all my well-wishers throughout Benue State and Nigeria as a whole for the great support they accorded me while I was in the party and during my Governorship campaigns as a Gubernatorial Candidate on the platform of the party.”
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