The crisis rocking the leadership of the New Nigeria Peoples Party has taken a new twist following a move by the faction led by Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso to amend the party’s constitution and logo.
The National Auditor of NNPP, Ladipo Johnson, confirmed the decision to amend the constitution while speaking to Punch.
The development is coming three days after the party’s faction under the leadership of Major Agbo expelled Kwankwaso for alleged anti-party activities and misappropriation of party campaign funds.
Kwakwanso, a former governor of Kano and former minister of defence, was the party’s presidential candidate in the 2023 general elections.
The expulsion of Kwankwaso caused disaffection within the party and saw chieftains from opposition camps trading blame.
The move by the Kwankwaso camp to amend the logo and constitution is to weaken the grip of the NNPP founder, Dr Boniface Aniebonam.
“No, it has nothing to do with any faction. It was something we already discussed at the NEC. Unlike them (Agbo faction), we are serious people. But we haven’t changed the logo yet. We are planning to throw it out there for our members to compete and come up with ideas.”
Reacting, the acting National Chairman of the faction, Major Agbo, said they were aware of the subtle move, which they believed was directed at removing the immunity of the founder.