Kaduna NNPP chairman, legal adviser,sacked over alleged anti-party activities


Ben Kure, Kaduna state chairman of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) and Ibrahim Ahmed, the state legal adviser, have been removed from office for alleged anti- party activities.
Their removal was announced on Tuesday in a statement in Kaduna by Albehu Gora, the state publicity secretary.
Gora said Kure had been replaced with Nuhu Audu, a former caretaker chairman of the party.
The statement said, both Kure a former political adviser to Governor Nasir El-Rufai and Ahmed, breached the provisions of article 31:1 of the NNPP constitution and section 82 (1) (3) (5)& 83(1) of the Electoral Act, 2022 respectively.
“The Kaduna State Working Committee of the NNPP held a meeting on Tuesday 06th November, 2022 and after deliberations at instance of a motion moved by zone 2 Vice Chairman, Hosea Baba, and seconded by State organising secretary, Alhaji Sa’ad Idris Kudan, have unanimously passed vote of no confidence on NNPP Kaduna the State chairman, Ben Kure and State Legal Adviser, IB Ahmed respectively”, the statement reads.
“The removal of the former state Chairman and State Legal Adviser from office were based on complaints in respect of their failure to discharge their responsibilities, neglect and dereliction of duty, misconduct in office, breach of provisions of the Party Constitution, dishonest and fraudulent activity, factionalising the State Executive Committee of the party, negligence in carrying out lawful directives of the party, sabotage, and engaging in anti-party activities and conduct which have detrimental and adverse effect capable of bringing hatred, contempt, disrespect and ridiculing the party.
“It is no longer news that on the 05th of October, 2022 the former State Legal Adviser on the directive and instruction of the former State chairman have in a self-help indulged into appointing and inaugurating a State Deputy chairman for the party without consent nor prior meeting and approval of State Executive Committee, and thereby occasioned a breach of the provisions of the NNPP constitution and the Electoral Act, 2022 respectively”.
Kure did not respond to telephone calls and a text message sent to him when contacted.


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