Kano Governor Abba Yusuf suspended

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Kano State Governor, Abba Yusuf has been suspended by the Board of Trustees of a faction of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP).

According to Independent, he was suspended for six months over alleged involvement in anti party activities.

National Secretary of the party, Comrade Oginni Olaposi Sunday in a press briefing on Tuesday said the suspension of the governor was a culmination of a recent invitation extended to him to appear before a disciplinary committee to explain infractions on the party constitution.

The Party Secretary also disclosed that Gov Yusuf was expected to appear before the committee to explain why having been elected on the NNPP’s platform and a national of NNPP participated in an illegal/factional national convention organised by the Kwankwasiya group at Class Event Centre in Wuse, Abuja on April 6th, 2024.


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Briefing the media on latest development concerning the party, Oginni said, “we called this conference to intimate you on the developments resulting from the recent invitation extended to Gov. Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano to appear before a disciplinary committee to explain infractions on the party constitution.

“Nigerians need to know the position of the New Nigeria People’s Party following the failure of the governor to appear before the Disciplinary Committee as directed by the Board of Trustees of the New Nigeria People’s Party at the National Headquarters located at Willand Plaza, Wuse Zone 4, Abuja to explain the reason why His Excellency who was elected on the party’s platform and a national figure of NNPP participated in an illegal/ factional national convention held by the kwankwasiya group at A Class Event Centre, Wuse 2 Abuja on Saturday 6th April, 2024.

“In Accordance with Article 39 sub section 4 of our Constitution a Disciplinary Committee headed by Barrister Monday Mawah as Chairman and Prince Adetoyese Omakanye as Secretary was set up and Gov Abba was expected to appear before it on Monday 15th April 2024 but failed and never give any reason for his inability to appear

“In accordance with Article 39.0, 39(1-4) on disciplinary procedures, His Excellency Abba Yusuf was availed with an unfettered opportunity to explore all openings to resolve the issues being investigated as stipulated therein in relation to allegations of gross misconduct brought against him, he however failed to take advantage of this by not appearing”.


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