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Kwankwaso is not member of NNPP, says party

The New Nigeria People’s Party has insisted that Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso remained expelled from the party.

The party further urged the Independent National Electoral Commission to update its record on the party’s National Executive Committee.

This was contained in a statement issued by its Board of Trustees Chairman, Dr Temitope Aluko, on Saturday.

The party also urged the media to respect the NNPP constitution by recognising only officers duly elected by the party’s constitution, according to Vanguard.

Aluko said that NNPP chieftains like Kwankwaso and the entire membership of the old National Working Committee led by Alhaji Abbah Kawu had since been expelled.

He reiterated that INEC had no powers to meddle in the internal affairs of a political party.

“Once again, may we use this public space to remind the INEC, through its Chairman, that we have requested the urgent need to update their records of the National Executive Committee of the NNPP.

“It is instructive to indicate herein that the constitution of the NNPP is supreme and binding on all members, without prejudice to the overarching Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Electoral Act.

“With the nation’s Constitution being the unquestionable ground norm, every other establishment in Nigeria derives its powers of establishment and operations from the said Constitution,” Aluko said.

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