The National Executive Committee of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), has expelled its 2023 presidential candidate, Rabiu Kwankwaso.
His expulsion came following his alleged refusal to appear before the party’s disciplinary committee.
The former Kano governor had been earlier suspended by the party’s leadership at the National Convention on August 29 in Lagos.
Recall that the National Executive Council (NEC) of the NNPP set up a disciplinary committee and directed it to invite Kwankwaso to defend allegations of gross anti-party activities and mismanagement of party/campaign funds within five days.
Announcing his expulsion, the acting National Publicity Secretary of the party, Abdulsalam Abdulrasaq, said in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos, that the NEC had expelled Kwankwaso with immediate effect because of his refusal to honour the committee’s invitations.
“The NEC met in an emergency session on Friday, September 1 and resolved that following the refusal of Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso to appear before the disciplinary committee which sat on Thursday, August 31 after being duly invited in writing, he is hereby expelled from NNPP with immediate effect.
“That the erstwhile presidential candidate, Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso will be reported to appropriate quarters to answer questions on financial impropriety relating to mismanagement of public funds,” the statement said.