THE National Working Committee (NWC) of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) has dissolved its executive committee in the State of Osun, over alleged financial misappropriation and leadership crisis in the state.
The dissolution was contained in a letter dated September 11, 2022 and signed by the party’s National Secretary, Dipo Olayoku, a copy of which was made available to OSUN DEFENDER on Tuesday, in Osogbo.
The state’s executive council was dissolved following a vote of no confidence passed on the Chairman, Tosin Odeyemi, and the mass resignation of its members.
OSUN DEFENDER gathered that the NNPP members unanimously passed a vote-of-no-confidence on Odeyemi at a meeting in Osogbo on August 15, 2022 and removed him as chairman over alleged financial misappropriation.
The NWC appointed a six-man Caretaker Committee in place of the dissolved executive council.
The committee will be in charge for three months under the chairmanship of Abdulsalam Abdulateef.
According to the letter, “the NWC, after reviewing the situation of things with NNPP in Osun and after due consultation with stakeholders, has approved the dissolution of the state executive council.
“The headquarters has observed that the Osun State executive council has been depleted due to the resignation of its members.
“The remaining executive members have lost confidence in the ability of the chairman, Dr. Tosin Odeyemi, to provide the needed leadership for any good showing at the 2023 general elections.
“This is evident in the vote-of-no-confidence passed on the erstwhile chairman by members of the executive council.
“The NWC is using this medium to call on the chairman of the caretaker committee and other members to show leadership qualities and use this opportunity to heal old wounds.
“The NWC is appealing to all members in Osun to remain calm and await further directives from the national headquarters.’’