The New Nigeria People’s Party, NNPP, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to update its records on the party’s National Executive Committee, NEC, membership, insisting that Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso remained expelled.
The party said this in a statement, on Saturday, by its Board of Trustees, BoT, Chairman, Dr Temitope Aluko.
They also urged the media to respect the NNPP constitution by recognising only officers duly elected by the party’s constitution.
Aluko said that NNPP chieftains like Kwankwaso and the entire membership of the old National Working Committee, NWC, led by Alhaji Abbah Kawu had since been expelled.
He noted that INEC had no powers to meddle in the internal affairs of a political party.
“Once again, may we use this public space to remind the INEC, through its Chairman, that we have requested the urgent need to update their records of the National Executive Committee of the NNPP.
“It is instructive to indicate herein that the constitution of the NNPP is supreme and binding on all members, without prejudice to the overarching Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Electoral Act.
“With the nation’s Constitution being the unquestionable ground norm, every other establishment in Nigeria derives its powers of establishment and operations from the said Constitution,” Aluko said.
According to him, the mandate and powers of INEC to register, control and regulate political parties are constitutionally provided and the party is aware of this.
“However, INEC does not have powers to meddle in the internal administration and management of political parties.