South West zonal leaders of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) have passed vote of confidence on the presidential candidate of the party, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, during a statutory South West zonal executive meeting held in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
As the zonal leaders of the party also pledged their support and loyalty to the former governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso against Dr Boniface Aniebonam.
They also called on the leader of factional group, led by Aniebonam and his group to retrace their step, while rejecting the leadership of Aniebonam outrightly and called on all suspended former members of the party to toe the line of honour.
It could be recalled that Kwankwaso, who was the presidential candidate of the party in the February 25 poll was recently suspended from the party by the faction loyal to Aniebonam over alleged anti-party activities.
The suspension by Aniebonam was later quashed by Justice Usman Mallam Na’abba of the Kano State High Court, last Tuesday.
The party leaders called on all Nigerians, especially in the southwest geo-political zone to support the NNPP for good governance and quality leadership
Those present at the meeting included the National Vice Chairman of the party (South West), Prince Ademola Ayoade; the NNPP National Auditor, Ladipo Johnson; NNPP Chairman of all Chairmen in Nigeria, who is the NNPP Osun State chairman, Dr Tosin Odeyemi.
The Chairman of Chairmen, South West Forum, Pastor Peter Olagookun; Lagos state Chairperson, Mrs Veronica Dikko Kila; Ekiti state Caretaker Chairman, Dr Oluyinka Gabriel Folahan; Ogun state Caretaker Chairman, Prince Kunle Ibrahim and other zonal officers.
In the communiqué read by the National Vice Chairman (Southwest), Prince Ayoade at the end of meeting lasted for about four hours, the NNPP zonal leaders appreciated the performance of the various states during the 2023 general elections and agreed to do all that is necessary to reposition the party for better performance in the future.
According to him, “We hereby agree and support the various activities of the National Working Committee (NWC) and the National Executive Committee (NEC) after assessing and appraising the various activities of our party during the last general elections, agree to do everything necessary to reposition the party for better performance in the future.
“Also the entire committee passed a vote of confidence on the NWC, the National Executive Committee (NEC) and the leadership of the party, Senator Musa Rabiu Kwankwaso and totally reject the charade by a group of former members of the NNPP led by Dr. Boniface Aniebunam.”
”We will work with the people to present the NNPP as an alternative party for the governance of the country”, Prince Ayoade submitted.
Shortly after the meeting, the party’s southwest Secretary, Dr Tunde Oke; southwest Public Relations Officer (PRO), Kilamuwaye Badmus and party’s Chairman in Oyo state, Mr Adeosun Sunday held a close door meeting with the leading leader par excellence in the zone, Alhaji Adebisi Olopoeyan at his country home in Ibadan.