The Chairman of New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, Ben Kure has resigned his position and moved out of the party. This was announced during a press, Thursday.
Kure alleged that since the nomination of Suleiman Hunkuyi as the party’s governorship candidate, the NNPP in Kaduna State has remained divided.
“It may interest you to note that since the nomination of Hunkuyi, the party has remained divided, stalling efforts to engineer any massive mobilisation to woo new members and retain the initial goodwill of the people,” Kure said.
“This is so largely due to the overbearing nature of which Hunkuyi has been trying to hijack the functions of the office of the state chairman.
“It is unfortunate that a few months to the general election, the party has remained virtually invisible at a time of heightened campaign and mobilisation of voters.”
He continued: “Since my election as the state chairman of NNPP, I came in, full of passion and enthusiasm to do what is necessary for the party’s success.
“When I came in, people were trooping in their numbers, showing acceptance of our leadership and the party, seeing it as an alternative platform to bring about the desired change in the affairs of Kaduna state.”
Kure added: “Let it be known that selling Rabiu Kwankwaso is easy, but selling Hunkuyi in Kaduna state is a very difficult task.
“It is unfortunate that there’s no semblance of the presence of the NNPP candidate anywhere, in spite of the fact that Kaduna state is essential for the party to take. Instead, everyday, our people are moving to other parties, a few months before the elections.
“I, therefore, wish to inform you and all my supporters and associates that I have resigned as the Kaduna state chairman of NNPP and I am no longer a member of the party.”