By Christiana Ekpa
New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has said the party is undergoing reorganisation and repositioning to accommodate new members who are yearning for change ahead of the 2023 general election.
Briefing journàlists yesterday at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja, the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Agbo Major, said this Change is at all levels of government across the country.
He said it is obvious that the state of the nation is bad, adding that as a major stakeholder in the democratic process, NNPP is on a rescue mission to redirect the ship of the nation from its perilous course.
According to him, “After over 22 years of constitutional rule, Nigerians desire and deserve a strong, virile, united, progressive, prosperous and equitable democratic society. Previous governments failed to make the Nigerian dream possible. Fellow compatriots are today more impoverished than they were in 1999 as the much taunted dividends of democracy remain a mirage.
“As a mass movement, a third leg in the nation’s political tripod and a leading opposition party in the country, the New Nigeria People’s Party has become the beautiful bride of Nigerian democracy.
“The ongoing alignment and realignment of political forces are eloquent testimony of the Party’s determination to win future elections in the country and salvage our dear nation from the jaws of political buccaneers masquerading as democrats with the sole intention to loot our common patrimony.
“In recent times, our great Party has been welcoming numerous Nigerians with shared ideology, progressivism, mission and vision. Prominent among them are esteemed members of The National Movement (TNM), Kwankwasiyya Political Movement, Market Women Groups in Osun and Gombe States, Youth Groups, defectors from other political parties and the masses who desire a new Nigeria which only the New Nigeria People’s Party government can usher in”.
He also said to accommodate the high influx of new members into the Party, its national leadership recently dissolved all organs and executives at all levels in accordance with the Constitution of NNPP 2018 as amended.
He also said the party has successfully conducted Ward, Local Government and State Congresses across the country, adding however that State Congresses in Rivers, Imo, Plateau and FCT were suspended due to minor disagreements.
“The Caretaker Committee has invited leaders of the affected States to the National Secretariat of our great Party for amicable resolution of the issues raised. Thereafter, the Congresses in these States will be conducted.
“The Party’s Zonal Congresses are scheduled to hold on 28th March 2022, across the Federation. The climax of this giant strides in repositioning the Party is the National Convention which will hold in Abuja on 30th March to elect substantive national officers of the Party.
“Ladies and gentlemen of the Press, as Nigerians continue to embrace NNPP, our great Party has so far received 15 presidential aspirants and several aspirants for Governorship, Senatorial, House of Representatives and State House of Assembly seats.
“NNPP is democratic in its internal operations and urges aspirants to take advantage of this generally acclaimed democratic disposition to freely contest for its tickets. Aspirants are assured of a level playing field as we jointly strive to build a new Nigeria which all citizens will be proud of. As a grassroots political party, aspirants are also enjoined to carry out issue based campaigns and eschew politics of bitterness and brigandage that impeded the nation’s democratic development”, he said.
NNPP urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to be neutral as the electoral umpire and conduct free, fair, credible, transparent, generally acceptable, inclusive and peaceful elections.