The newly elected Vice National Chairman (South-West) of the New Nigeria People’s Party, Alhaji Wasiu Ajirotutu, has said the 2023 Presidential candidate of the party, Rabiu Kwankwaso, is a political liability.
He went further to dare Kwankwso to publicly refute the claims that he never met with the All Progressives Congress candidate, Bola Tinubu, four days before the election.
The PUNCH reported that the NNPP regional leader, in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday, insisted that the meeting between Kwankwaso and President Bola Tinubu a few days before the Presidential Election was anti-party activities and a betrayal of trust by the NNPP’s flagbearer.
Ajirotutu became the Southwest Chairman of the Party on Tuesday last week after the Board of Trustees sacked the Kwakwasya’s faction of the National Working Committee together with a six-month suspension to Kwankwaso.
Reacting to the suspension of Kwankwaso, Ajirotutu made it clear that the former NNPP presidential candidate allegedly used the party’s structure for personal gains.
He said, “Kwankwaso cajoled us as if he is contesting for presidency whereas he is a pretender and not a contender.
“He came to trade with the name of the party by hobnobbing with other Political parties and their candidates to get favour. It’s very unfortunate that it’s this same Kwankwaso that is now accusing an innocent man in the person of our founder, Dr. Boniface Aniebonam of anti-party activities.
“I want to enjoin all NNPP members in Yoruba land to be calm and watchful as events unfold for a New Nigeria of our dreams.”