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It is illegal to change NNPP logo without our consent – South West zone

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South West chapter of New Nigeria People’s Party, (NNPP), has said that it is illegal to change the party’s logo without the consent of the zone.

Public Relations Officer of the zone, Kilamuwaye Badmus made this declaration on Tuesday in a statement made available to our correspondent.

He said that voters across the country did not have problem with the party’s logo during the 2023 general elections.

It could be recalled that NNPP in a mini convention last Saturday changed the party’s logo and slogan.

Badmus while reacting said that the complaints from the party leaders and voters in many states was that INEC omitted the logo on ballot papers and not that the logo was difficult to understand.

He said it is the same logo that gave the party the Governorship seat and majority members of national and state assembly in Kano.

“They have their own plan and the plan is to turn NNPP into Kwankwasiyya Movement. Nothing is wrong with our logo. The logo was used in Kano and we won the Governorship election, the national assembly election and won the majority in the state assembly election.

“Our complaint was that in many states like Ogun State for instance, INEC deliberately omitted our logo on the ballot papers and this caused us the Governorship election which ordinarily we would have won with wide margins”.

“Contrary to Olayokun’s claim, that the date for the mini convention was well communicated to members, most members got to know about the date for the convention on Saturday that it was held.

“What even shows their desperation in turning a national party like the NNPP into a Kwankwasiyya Movement is the violation of an Abuja High Court order that prohibit holding of convention till 2026.

“The question we need to ask the organiser of the mini convention is why the hurry. Why jettisoning a court order. To us in the South West NNPP, the mini convention is illegal and we are not part of the changing of the party’s logo.

“You can’t change a party’s logo without carrying all members along. We stand by our position, that the new logo is not valid and is illegal. All the efforts put up by Olayokun in defending the illegal action cannot stand”.

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