Breaking: Kano governor Yusuf suspended

The New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) has suspended Kano state Governor Abbah Kabir Yusuf for participating in what it described as an “illegal / factional national convention” of the party held in Abuja.

The embattled governor was suspended for six months by the party.

Yusuf, popularly known as Gida, Gida’s suspension was announced at a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday at the party national Secretariat.

The National Secretary of the party, Comrade Oginni Olaposi Sunday, who briefed the Press, also chided former Governor of Kano State Rabiu Musa Kwakwanso, expressing regrets that he was being overrated.

Addressing Journalists, the party’s scribe restated that the decision to suspend the governor was unanimous and was with the approval of the party’s Board of Trustees.

While reeling out the governor’s many sins, Oginni stated: “Nigerians need to know the position of New Nigeria People’s Party following the failure of the governor to appear before the disciplinary committees as directed by the Board of Trustees of NNPP.

“The leadership of the NNPP in order to strengthen our internal disciplinary and democratic measures most especially in the area of party supremacy without prejudice is left with no any other options than to decisively take necessary action according to the letters of NNPP Constitution 2022 as amended.”

The controversial convention that led to the governors suspension it would be recalled took place at A Class Event Center a few days ago.

Earlier, the party had reportedly set up a disciplinary committee to enable the governor explain the ibfractions on the party’s constitution.

Oginni stated further: “In accordance with Article 39 Sub section 4 of our constitution, a disciplinary committee headed by Barrister Monday Mawah as Chairman and Prince Adetoyese Omokanye as Secretary was set up and Gov Yusuf was expected to appear before it on Monday 15th April 2024 but failed and never gave any reason for his inability to appear.

“In accordance with Article 39.0, 39 (1-4) on disciplinary procwdures, His Excellency Abah Yusuf was availed with an unfettered opportunities to explore all openings to resolve the issues being investigated as stipulated therein in relation to allegations of gross misconduct brought against him.”

The party, which was founded by Dr. Boniface Aniebonam has been in the news lately over unresolved intra-party conflicts.