NNPP crisis: Benue guber candidate, Angwe, dumps party

The governorship candidate of the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) in Benue state in the last election and the party’s former national legal adviser, Prof. Bem Angwe, has withdrawn his membership of the party.

Prof. Angwe made his withdrawal known in a letter addressed to the ward chairman of Mbatyu NNPP in Gboko local government area of Benue state.

In his statement to the media, he blamed his action on the ongoing crisis and the confusion that has engulfed the NNPP at all levels.

He said: “Bearing in mind the brazen disregard by some persons in the party to the well outlined rules and regulations, enshrined in the constitution of the party, governing the conduct of the affairs of the party;

“Taking cognizance of the fact that the current development in the party is not conducive or healthy for my continued stay in, and membership of the party;  

“Desirous of resuming my professional academic activities and my full involvement in the protection and enhancement of human rights in Nigeria as we strive to build a strong and better Nigerian nation based on the principles of freedom, equality and justice;

“In compliance with the resolution of the elders and stakeholders of the party in my immediate community in Benue state and their further advice that I should accordingly withdraw my membership of the party;

“And in accordance with the NNPP Constitution 2022 (as amended), I, on this day of 26th August, 2023, withdrew my membership of the NNPP.

“For the avoidance of doubt, I have communicated the notice of my NNPP membership withdrawal to the party chairman of the Mbatyu NNPP ward executive committee in Gboko local government area of Benue state.”