The Ekiti State chapter of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has dissociated itself from calls by some individuals within the party for the suspension of the national leader and presidential candidate of the party in the 2023 general election, Dr Rabiu Kwankwaso.
This was stated in a press statement jointly signed on Monday by the party’s governorship candidate in the 2022 election, Fatomilola Oladosun, and the three senatorial candidates in the 2023 elections, namely Motunde Fajuyi (Ekiti Central), Ade Ayeni (Ekiti North), and Samuel Olofin (Ekiti South). The South West zonal financial secretary of the party, Prince Ade-Ajayi, also co-signed the statement.
The stakeholders noted that the group of individuals who made the call lacked the authority to do so, adding that the national headquarters, under the leadership of the acting chairman, Alhaji Abba Kawu-Ali, had since dissolved the state executives of the party.
They reiterated their loyalty and commitment to the presidential candidate for his selfless service and leadership, which resulted in the successes recorded by the party in the 2023 general election.
The stakeholders stated: “We hereby dissociate the Ekiti State chapter of NNPP from such illegal and obnoxious moves. Such actions should be ignored, as the players have neither the mandate nor fit to represent the interests of the components of the real members of the party in Ekiti.
“We hereby make bold to declare that NNPP Ekiti State does not have any chairman in place for now to call for the resignation and suspension of our dear success icon and great National Party leader, H.E. Dr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.
“As no Ekiti NNPP stakeholder and member is part of such unpopular, unacceptable, and selfish moves by disgruntled elements who were either suspended or reprimanded for their shortcomings one way or the other, we implore all and sundry to see the illegal call as a ploy to destabilise the party’s unity and harmony and take us back to the quashed failure of the past.
“Anyone who claims to support such moves from the Ekiti State chapter of NNPP is on his own, not representing us; such a person or persons is/are not known to our party, New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) in Ekiti State.
“They are enemies of the projected progress being worked upon for the party’s future. It is a matter of corruption fighting back.”