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NNPP writes INEC, Kwankwaso over Plan to Change Party’s Logo, Amend Constitution



The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has raised concerns with both the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and its 2023 presidential candidate, Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso, regarding reported intentions by certain groups to alter the party’s logo and modify its constitution.

In a communication addressed to INEC, the party’s legal representatives, Mr. Peter Ogah, conveyed that the NNPP had received information about these proposed changes from various individuals. Ogah emphasized that the party’s leadership had not sanctioned any such alterations and strongly urged INEC to dismiss any unauthorized attempts to modify the party’s logo or constitution.

“As legal representatives of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, acting on behalf of Dr. Boniface Okechukwu Aniebonam, the Founder, and Dr. Temitope Aluko, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, we are conveying their concerns to you.

“Our client has informed us that while the board was preparing for the aforementioned meeting, their attention was drawn to a news article in the media.

“They have informed us that certain individuals are taking steps to change the NNPP’s logo and amend the party’s Constitution, necessitating this immediate cautionary notice.”

“The commission is hereby formally notified of the unauthorised and fraudulent plans by some individuals to change the NNPP logo and amend its constitution.

“So that same must not be countenanced or registered by the commission as the alterations and amendments sort to be smuggled did not emanate from the party,” he said.

In a separate letter to Kwankwaso, the NNPP solicitors said the party had terminated the memorandum of understanding (MoU) it signed with the Kwankwasya group for the 2023 general elections.

The MoU was signed on February 21, 2022, and it was for the purpose of using the NNPP as a platform for the 2023 general elections.

The solicitors said the NNPP had fulfilled its obligations under the MoU, and that it was now time to terminate the agreement.

They thanked Kwankwaso and his group for their cooperation, and wished them the best in their future political endeavours.

The NNPP’s move to alert INEC and Kwankwaso of the alleged plans to change the party’s logo and amend its constitution comes amid a factional crisis in the party.

A faction of the party, led by Major Agbo, expelled Kwankwaso on September 5, 2023, over his alleged anti-party activities and misappropriation of party campaign funds.