The New Nigeria People’syParty (NNPP) says it is not engaging in merger talks with any political party.
The NNPP made this known in a statement issued by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, AbdulRazaq AbdulSalam, on Thursday, November 16, 2023.
AbdulSalam stated: “NNPP is an independent political group as such we stands firm in our commitment to respect all political parties and refuses to engage in merging with any party to combat another.
“Our party values inclusivity and maintains a non-partisan approach.
“It is crucial to note that those engaging the merger talk have been expelled from NNPP, and the party currently faces internal conflicts, pending court resolution.
“Until proven otherwise, these internal matters take precedence.”
The NNPP spokesman said the resolution of the party’s Board of Trustees (BOT) remains that the Abba Kawu-led National Working Committee (NWC) is dissolved, noting that the party’s presidential candidate in the 2023 election, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has been expelled from the party.
“While we note the merger proposal, the stance of our party is clear: we are not interested in the merger offer at this point,” AbdulSalam added.
The crisis within the NNPP started when the NWC of the party loyal to Kwankwaso, announced the suspension of the NNPP founder, Dr Boniface Aniebonam, and the National Publicity Secretary, Dr Agbo Major on August 24.
Consequently, the National Executive Committee of the party announced the expulsion of Kwankwaso, following his alleged refusal to appear before the party’s disciplinary committee.
The crisis within the party has continued to fester.