The Board of Trustees, BoT, of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, on Tuesday, suspended its candidate in the February, 25 Presidential election, Rabiu Kwankwaso, and one other member over alleged anti-party activities.
The suspension is to take effect for a period of six months in the first instance.
Vangaurd reports that The BoT, which announced the suspension at a media briefing in Lagos, also suspended the National Working Committee, NWC of the party.
Recall that the NWC of the party on Thursday, Aug. 24, announced the suspension of the founder of the party, Dr Boniface Aniebonam and the National Publicity Secretary, Major.
The BoT, also appointed new national officers headed by Dr Agbo Major as acting National Chairman and Mr Ogini Olaposi as acting National Secretary with 18 others.
The suspensions were put to a voice vote by members of the party at its special general assembly, held at the Rockview Hotels in Apapa, Lagos.
Addressing newsmen at the end of the meeting in Lagos, Secretary of the BoT, Babayo Abdulahi, accused Kwankwaso of hobnobbing with President Bola Tinubu, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, and the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) Mr. Peter Obi, without the board’s authorisation.