Ogun NNPP Crisis Deepens As National Leadership Expels State Chairman
The crisis in the Ogun State chapter of New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) continues to fester as the state chairman, Comrade Olaposi Oginni, has been expelled from the party.
The party accused him of anti-party activities, alleging that he worked for another political party during the 2023 polls in Ogun State.
National Publicity Secretary of the party, Dr. Agwo Major, announced the expulsion, at the end of the emergency meeting of the National Working Committee in Abuja on Thursday.
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Early this week, Oginni had gone to court, seeking an order to restrain the National Working Committee from interfering in the running of the party in Ogun State.
Earlier, the state executive committee led by Oginni had also applied to the Ogun State 2023 Polls Petitions Tribunal to withdraw all the petitions filed by the party to challenge the conduct of the 2023 polls in the state.
The National Working Committee, however, notified the Tribunal that the request should be ignored.
Dr Major said Oginni’s expulsion alongside his Delta State counterpart, Dr Efe Tobor, centred on anti-party activities, describing the development as disheartening.
He said Oginni was among members of the party who openly aligned with other parties in the last election.
“You will agree with me that no party worth its salt will condone such misdemeanour.
“Unfortunately, some states chairmen and their executives, apart from very loud anti-party activities were accused of a plethora of wrongdoings which negated their oath of office.