Aggrieved State chairmen of the New Nigeria People’s Party have accused the party’s former Presidential candidate, Dr Rabiu Kwankwaso over what it termed as ‘unholy romance’ with President Bola Tinubu.
The party also revealed Kwakwanso’s plans to hijack the party leadership from its founder, Dr Boniface Aniebonam.
This was made known by the Ekiti State Chairman of the party, Comrade Olayinka Dada in Ado-Ekiti while field in questions from journalists.
He also accused the members of NWC of making themselves free tools in the hands of Kwakwanso to sabotage the collective interest of the party, according to Daily Post.
He added that the NNPP leaders from 10 States have passed a no-confidence vote on the members of the Abba Kawu-led National Working Committee for allegedly working in cahoots with Kwankwaso to carry out their sinister plan.
The state chairmen include Ekiti, Enugu, Rivers, Zamfara, Kastina, Kaduna, Niger, Zamfara, Kastina, Kaduna, and Niger, among others.
Dada, who doubles as the spokesman, Forum of NNDP State chairmen, said the party became suspicious when Kwankwaso hurriedly held a secret meeting with the then All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, and winner of the poll, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in France, days after the poll, even when other serious political parties were collating evidence of electoral malfeasance to challenge the results as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
He said, “The NNPP has been enmeshed in intra-party crisis due to the sheer illegality and unconstitutional decisions taken by the NWC of our party.
“I would like to inform the world that this crisis was orchestrated by Kwankwaso to hijack the structures of the party after he was challenged about his anti-party activities.
“These anti-party activities stemmed from the unholy romance with Tinubu. This romance largely affected the performance of the party during the general election.
“Today, it is obvious that the tenant has now turned out to chase the landlord but the state chairmen have resolved never to allow the tenant to occupy our own house. We are not unaware of the plot to impose an illegal caretaker panel across the 10 States.
“We will not allow anybody to trade with the collective sweat of the members of the party for selfish interest. We promise to defend the integrity of the party with every legitimate means.”