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Written by Maritime First

The Founder Chairman, Board of Trustees and Spiritual Leader of the party, Dr. Boniface Okechukwu Aniebonam

… As Shekarau defects to NNPP ***

The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) has begun mobilization of maritime operators to vote en masse for the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in the 2023 general elections.

A meeting of major stakeholders in the association on Wednesday dwelt on the need for members of NAGAFF to mobilize and sensitize other maritime operators and Nigerians to vote for NNPP for a new beginning.

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Speaking at the meeting, the Founder, Chairman, Board of Trustees and Spiritual Leader of the party, Dr. Boniface Okechukwu Aniebonam, stated that there’s a need for NAGAFF to assist its sister political association, a political movement that is making waves across the nation.

Dr. Aniebonam called the attention of every member of NAGAFF to play a role in the party.

The NNPP spiritual leader who said he had the dream to found the party in 1999 stated that members of the association must form a well-established committee that would impact positively on the party.

He charged members to reach out to all maritime operators with a view to support NNPP which is a baby nurtured in the industry and founded to protect the industry.

Aniebonam hinted that though NAGAFF is not a political party but that its members have the right to join a political party of their choice.

He informed his audience that an enlarged meeting to the attention of all logistics managers and other players in the industry will soon be organized, reminding all that NAGAFF had already promised to mobilize 10 million voters for NNPP presidential candidate in the forthcoming general elections.

He said that for maritime operators to protect their business they need to be closer to the government by way of playing a vital role in politics.

The founder donated one million nairas to the Trust Fund Committee established to raise financial support for NNPP as he noted that a lot of money will be needed for its activities as the 2022 elections draw close.

Earlier in his speech, a former President of the association, Dr. Eugene Nweke stated that NNPP has been consistent in growth because it was a child of vision.

Nweke averred that the name NNPP has attracted a cream of credible personalities across Nigerian society.

He called for the establishment of the NNPP professional group, noting that this is the time for maritime professionals to take a position and join the moving train expected to take the mantle of leadership in Nigeria in 2023.

The former NAGAFF president enjoined members of the association to rise up for mobilization and sensitization of other maritime operators and Nigerians.

In his own speech, the Deputy President of NAGAFF, Mr. Simeon Nwonu said that he could see that by the end of this year, NNPP will be the number one political party in Nigeria and win overwhelmingly next year’s presidential election.

He charged all their members to become ambassadors of NNPP with a view of wooing people into the party.

Nwonu commended the founder for always being consistent in the pursuit of any goal he believes in.

He described Dr. Aniebonam as a man who doesn’t believe in failure but has the audacity of hope.

In another development, Sen.  Ibrahim Shekarau (APC -Kano)  has defected to the New Nigeria Peoples  Party (NNPP).

Shekarau said this at a  news conference in Kano.

He said that he defected alongside his supporters, saying that he would seek re-election to the Senate on the NNPP platform.

Shekarau said that he left the All Progressives Congress (APC) because the leadership of the party in the state failed to fulfill its promises of carrying alongside his supporters in the scheme of things.

“In spite of our immeasurable contributions, our members were dismayed by the lack of corresponding appreciation and reciprocal gesture by the state leadership.

“As loyal party members and conscious of our shared obligations as residents and indigenes of Kano state,  to render to the administration the required advisory and support to succeed, we persevered and continued to explore avenues to reach out to the government.

“It is regrettable to state that all our efforts are subtly blocked and often turned down.

“Against this sordid background, our members noted that such incidents were assuming the form of a rule rather than an exception and expressed the shared concern that it seemed to be a deliberate scheme to isolate and exclude my supporters and other political associates by the APC and the state government,” he said.

Shekarau said that the state congresses of the party were not conducted in line with the stipulated guidelines.



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