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2023: Kwankwaso in trouble as NNPP Chairman resigns, dumps party

Rabiu Kwankwaso, NNPP Presidential candidate Rabiu Kwankwaso, NNPP Presidential candidate

Reports state that the Kaduna state chairman of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Ben Kure, has resigned from the position.

In a statement released on Thursday, December 15, in Abuja, Kure noted that he has also resigned his membership from the party.

According to Kure, his decision to resign was as a result of the crisis in the party. Adding that there have been some irreconcilable differences between himself and Suleiman Hunkuyi, the Kaduna gubernatorial candidate of the party.

Part of Kure's statement read:

“Since the nomination of Hunkuyi as the party’s governorship candidate, it had remained divided. “This has negatively affected our planned massive mobilisation of the electorate toward the expected landslide victory in 2023 poll.

“This is largely due to the overbearing nature of Hunkuyi who has been trying to hijack the functions of the office of the state chairman.

“This has created division in the party, forcing prominent members to defect to less popular parties, while depleting our support base."

Kure in his statement said that the party was yet to conduct their campaigns as a result of the crisis caused by Hunkuyi.

His words,

“It is sad that most of the people surrounding the governorship candidate lacked quality. All others who had shown interest at the beginning have been forced to leave.

“Up till now we have been unable to commence campaign because of the personality of our governorship candidate, even while banking on the popularity of Kwankwaso."