The alleged suspension of the New Nigeria Peoples Party’s (NNPP) 2023 presidential candidate, Rabiu Kwankwaso, is a Hollywood joke, according to NNPP chairman Buba Galadima.
Remember how the NNPP Board of Trustees (BoT) suspended Kwankwaso on Tuesday following a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting in Lagos, alleging “material evidence” that the former Kano state governor had engaged in “anti-party activities in various meetings.”
The Board further asserted that without permission from the party, Kwankwaso engaged in political discussions with Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP), Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and then-candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Bola Tinubu.
In response, Galadima called the suspension a “Nollywood and Hollywood joke” in an interview yesterday on Channels Television’s Politics.
Galadima remarked: “When I saw it on social media, I thought it was like a Nollywood or Hollywood joke,” he stated.
Galadima stated that the BoT of the NNPP had been ousted from the party for some time.
“A disciplinary commission called all of the expelled students. They were drilled, and after accepting responsibility for their transgressions, the Nation Working Committee was advised to propose their expulsion.
Galadima pointed out that the NNPP is still a strong party in spite of the internal squabbles.
The other parties believed they could only exist if they eliminated this party, which is why many people are interested in this party.
However, we are as sturdy as the Rock of Gibraltar, which they are unaware of, he added.
Galadima brushed off claims that the former governor of Kano had engaged in anti-party actions, saying, “As politicians, we may meet with anyone.
The leader of the party argued, “He took authorization from us. Whatever the situation, Kwankwaso was given the go-ahead by the party to speak to any other political organization and meet with President Tinubu. He therefore did not act independently.