The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso was on Tuesday absent as his party held its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Abuja.
NNPP ratified the expulsion of the Chairman of Board of Trustees, Dr. Boniface Aniebonam, and the National Publicity Secretary, Dr. Agbo Major, and 14 others.
The fast-growing party has been faced with crisis as the National Working Committee (NWC) dissolved seven state executive committees.
The founder and Chairman of Board of Trustees, Dr. Boniface Aniebonam and the National Publicity Secretary, Dr. Agbo Major were also suspended.
The meeting which had the Governor of Kano State, Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf, and the Speaker of the Kano State House of Assembly, Alhaji Jibrin Falgore, in attendance was held at Bolingo Hotel, Abuja.
A parallel meeting of the expelled members was held in Lagos
The NEC alleged they were expelled for forming parallel board, NWC and SEC.
The national chairman of the party, Alhaji Abba Kawu Ali, said the NEC was aimed at restructuring the party.
He said a seven-member disciplinary committee was set up by the NWC which report led to the suspension of the state executive committees.
Ali called on those who have won election on the platform of the party to be good ambassadors as well as emulate Kwankwaso.
He also said the meeting intended to change the logo of the party, saying there was need to deliberate on the issue so that collectively an acceptable logo can be unveiled.
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