The Forum of State Chairmen of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, has raised alarm over what it described as desperate moves by what it called the illegal National Working Committee of the party to amend, for the third time in six months, the constitution of the party.
The Forum said the latest plan was aimed at deleting relevant articles in the constitution of the party to whittle down powers of the BoT Chairman as a result of his uncompromising stand never to allow injustice take a root in the party.
This is even as the group has said that the National Working Committee of the party has proven that it could no longer administer the party to success, alleging that the NWC has compromised its positions, integrity and vision upon which the party was founded.
In a statement issued on Sunday by the Spokesperson for the Forum of State Chairmen of the NNPP, Dada Olayinka Olabode, the forum called on the party’s Founder and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Chief Boniface Okechukwu Aniebonam, to without any further reconsideration, cause outright revocation of the Memorandum of Understanding he entered with those desperadoes masquerading as democrats.
The statement also alleged that the party’s presidential candidate in the just concluded February 25 presidential election, Engr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwanso was behind the illegal onslaught against the party and its uncompromisable leaders.
According to the forum, “Our attention has been drawn to the desperate moves being made by the illegal National Working Committee of our party, to amend, for the 3rd time in 6 months, the constitution of our party.
“The impunity driven National Working Committee will stop at nothing in her continuing act of lawlessness, breach of the constitution and obvious attempt at hijacking the party by whatever illegal means available. The latest plan is aimed at deleting relevant articles in the constitution where powers of the BoT Chairman would be whittled down in the constitution.
“This latest desperation, we are not unaware, is as a result of the uncompromising stand by the Founder and Chairman Board of Trustees never to allow injustice take a root in our party.
“Having surreptitiously, illegally and unconstitutionally doctored the constitution twice within 5 months in an attempt to hijack the party from the Founder, they have, again, realised they cannot achieve their aims without deleting articles where the constitution donated legal powers to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees to call to order any member/organ of the party whose action is at variance to the norms, spirit and letters of the NNPP constitution.
“The Forum of State Chairmen passionately and unapologetically wish to call on our Founder and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Chief Boniface Okechukwu Aniebonam to without any further reconsideration, cause outright revocation of the Memorandum of Understanding he entered into with these desperadoes masquerading as democrats.
“We also wish to let the world know that we are totally throwing our support for the convocation of the emergency meeting of the party scheduled for 29th August, 2023 at the Rockview Hotel, Lagos as convened by the Founder,” part of the statement read.