Kwankwaso’s political woes explored by Galadima

In a recent turn of events within the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), former Kano State governor and 2023 presidential candidate for NNPP, Alhaji Musa Rabi’u Kwankwaso, found himself suspended for six months due to alleged anti-party activities. This suspension stemmed from a parallel National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting held in Lagos, led by former Board of Trustees (BoT) Chairman, Boniface Aniebonan.

The NNPP has become divided, with the Aniebonan-led faction appointing Major Agbo, a former National Publicity Secretary, as the acting National Chairman. Nevertheless, one of the party’s founding fathers, Alhaji Buba Galadima, has dismissed this suspension as unfounded, attributing it to those who fear Kwankwaso’s political influence and suggesting that it’s a preemptive move for the 2027 elections.

To shed light on the situation, an interview was conducted:

Interviewer: Are things falling apart in the NNPP?

Response: No, not at all. We remain a cohesive unit. Recent social media events may have given the wrong impression, but we are as solid as ever. It’s important to clarify that the individuals expelled from the party were Dr. Boniface Okechukwu Aniebonam and Major Agbo. Our party has seen remarkable growth over the past year, and many are interested in our success, which has led other parties to attempt to disrupt us. However, we are steadfast in our purpose.

Interviewer: Who is behind the efforts to destabilize the party?

Response: Those who are threatened by Senator Musa Rabiu Kwankwaso’s influence are the driving force behind these actions. There are significant irregularities we’ve uncovered, such as unaccounted votes in the North-West during the elections. We’ve faced challenges in court, where both major parties worked against us. These issues extend to places like Nasarawa and Kano. It’s a complex matter, and when the time is right, we’ll address it properly.

Interviewer: Is there animosity between Kwankwaso and former Governor Ganduje of Kano State?

Response: Mr. President should be aware that he has aligned himself with a problematic individual, like Ganduje, who has betrayed Kwankwaso, someone who played a pivotal role in his political journey. Ganduje’s actions in Kano have raised concerns, and he’s known for making unpredictable decisions that may not be in line with his benefactors’ interests. I’m mentioning this to highlight that even those close to him may face the same fate.

Interviewer: Has Kwankwaso engaged in anti-party activities by meeting with political figures like President Bola Tinubu and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar?

Response: After the elections, President Buhari attempted to meet with Kwankwaso, but they couldn’t connect initially. Eventually, they met in France and discussed working together for Nigeria’s betterment. This prompted Kwankwaso to consult the party’s national caucus, and they unanimously advised him to engage with the President. It’s essential to clarify that this engagement is not an alliance but rather a conversation aimed at improving the country.

Interviewer: How do you plan to resolve this internal strife in the party?

Response: The party recently expelled individuals who attempted to take control in a parallel meeting. They were aware of our legitimate NEC meeting with INEC’s participation, where these actions were taken. Therefore, their expulsion remains valid. We remain steadfast and united in our vision for the NNPP’s future.

Edited By Damilola Adeleke

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