The state executive council of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) remains intact, the party’s chairman in the state, AbdulSalam AbdulRazaq, has said.
LEADERSHIP recalls that the national executive council of NNPP, had recently dissolved the executives of the party in 10 states, Kwara inclusive.
Other states affected in the exercise are Ekiti, Ogun, Lagos, Niger, Katsina,Kaduna, Rivers, Enugu and Zamfara.
But, AbdulRazaq during an interview with LEADERSHIP in Ilorin said the dissolution of Kwara executive of NNPP by the national executive council could not stand.
He stated that the letter of suspension he received from the national secretariat of the party was signed by the national secretary, Dipo Olayoku, who he claimed, had been suspended at his ward.
Absolving himself of any infringement known to the constitution of the party, AbdulRazaq challenged the national leadership of the party to make his offense known to the public.
“ I was suspended simply because as the chairman of the NNPP states chairmen I attended a meeting with the chairman of the Board of Trustees of our party, Dr Boniface Aniebonam on the 5th August, 2023, where I expressed opposition to the dissolution of the NNPP executives in seven states, “ he stated.
“NNPP executive in Kwara State remains intact. Party executives cannot be dissolved on the internet. There are procedures to be followed. Kwara was added to the list of the states where the executives have been dissolved because as the chairman of NNPP states chairmen I took the case to our BoT. The dissolutions are illegal. What are the allegations against me?” AbdulRazaq added.
He reminded the national leadership of the party, including Senator Rabiu Kwakwanso that NNPP has been in existence for 22 years while they just joined the party about a year ago, urging them to always take cognisance of the constitution of the party before taking decisions.
AbdulRazaq who disclosed that the BoT’s chairman has initiated moves to resolve the impasse said that the purportedly dissolved state executives were open to negotiations”