Alhaji Wasiu Ajirotutu, the New Nigeria Peoples Party’s (NNPP) newly appointed National Vice Chairman (South West), has criticized Rabiu Kwankwaso, the NNPP’s presidential candidate for the 2023 general elections, harshly and called him a political liability.
Kwankwaso is a burden to the NNPP says NNPP’s Souch West Vice Chairman. After the Board of Trustees (BoT) decided to dissolve the Kwakwasya group of the National Working Committee and suspend the former Kano governor for a term of six months, Ajirotutu took over as the NNPP’s South West Chairman.
Ajirotutu said that Kwankwaso had misused the party’s image by associating with other political parties and their candidates in order to further his own interests when he spoke in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State, on Friday, September 1.
The following quotes were included in Ajirotutu’s statement: “Kwankwaso cajoled us as if he were running for president, but he was a pretender and not a contender. Regrettably, the same Kwankwaso is now accusing Dr. Boniface Aniebonam, our founder, of participating in anti-party actions.
The former presidential candidate was then challenged by Ajirotutu, who demanded that he deny meeting with Bola Tinubu, the All Progressive Congress (APC)’s standard bearer at the time, only four days before the election.
The NNPP leader passionately argued that Kwankwaso betrayed the party’s allegiance and trust by meeting with Tinubu just before the presidential election.
Ajirotutu emphasized that the BoT’s decision to suspend Kwankwaso was in keeping with the party’s fundamental beliefs and guidelines for upholding discipline among its members.
Additionally, he gave the South West region’s NNPP members assurances that he would actively include them in all party events.