The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), has expelled the party’s governorship candidate in Ogun State in the 2023 elections, Amb. Ajadi Oguntoyinbo and 15 others over alleged gross misconduct.
This was contained in a communique issued at the end of the meeting of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) and National Working Committee (NWC) with Board of Trustees (BOT), held in Lagos and made available to Vanguard in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.
According to the communique, signed by Com. Oginni Olaposi Sunday and Mr. Abdulrazaq Abdulsalam, the National Secretary, National Publicity Secretary, respectfully, all the 16 members were expelled over what it termed gross misconduct and their failures to appear before the party’s disciplinary committee.
Those expelled included; Dr. Tosin Odeyemi (Osun State),
Mr. Peter Ologunokun (Ondo State),
Prince Ibrahim Adekunle (Ogun State), Mr. Olowu Olayemi (Ogun State), Mr. Kazeem Badmus, the South West PRO, Mr. Tunde Oke, South West Secretary, Barr. Femi Aina (Ogun West), Alhaji Sidi Bako (Nasarawa State),
Mr. Solomon Chukwu (Ebonyi State),
Hon. Henfort Gorip (Plateau State),
Rtd. Col. Geoffrey Onyejegbu (Anambra State), Pst. Ukachukwu (Anambra State),
Stephen Onuigbo (Anambra State),
Hon. Rex Onajite Ogboru (Delta State)
and Mr. Fred Uwangue (Delta State).
The party, which also disassociated itself from any merger or alliance talk with any other political party, warned that whoever discusses merger or alliances with Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, the erstwhile presidential candidate of the party, does that at his own risk.
The communique read, “New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) is not in any merger or alliance talk with any other political party and that whoever discusses merger or alliances with Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, the erstwhile Presidential Candidate who has been expelled from our party does that at his/her own risk”.
“The official opening of doors for new entrants and aspirants for Presidential, Governorship, Senates, House of Representatives including State House of Assemblies and other elective positions for 2027 and States with off circle elections from 2024 to 2027 in accordance with the Electoral Act 2022 and the Constitution of New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) 2022 (as amended) was unanimously adopted and passed.
“INEC should with immediate effect update the record of New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) according to the constitution of NNPP and resolution of National Executive Committee, National Working Committee and Board of Trustees that Dr. Gilbert Major Agbo is the National Chairman of NNPP and Com. Oginni Olaposi Sunday is the National Secretary and Dr. T.K.O. Aluko is the BOT Chairman with reference to the Supreme Court judgment that explicitly stated that it is only the political party that has the right to determine its membership, leadership, officers and candidates.”
The meeting passed vote of confidence on the founder of New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Dr. Boniface Okechukwu Aniebonam and the Board of Trustee Chairman, Dr. Temitope Aluko and the National Chairman, Dr. Gilbert Major Agbo with the members of National Working Committee.
The communique added that “the Original Certificate of Registration of our great party by INEC is with the founder of New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) Dr. Boniface Okechukwu Aniebonam and only him and his founding team members can determine discussions with anybody or political party”. (Vanguard)