The National Chairman of the Re-build Nigeria Party (RBNP), Chief Japhet Anyanwu has been suspended from office indefinitely.

The suspension followed allegations of misconduct and financial misappropriation against the embattled Chairman in series of petitions against him by some members of the party.

The decision also followed a report by a 5-man committee which was set up by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party.

In his stead, Canice Okorie was appointed as Acting National Chairman.

The Acting Chairman further explained that the RBNP NEC at an emergency meeting took the decision in order to save the party from total collapse, adding that the suspended Chairman was removed over ”extortion and offering of party positions for gratification” , a development he said led to petitions from members of the party that were affected.

“The NEC constituted a 5-man Disciplinary Committee to investigate series of petitions and allegations leveled against him,” he said.

He also said the party has concluded plans for its congresses slated for September, 2019.

But reacting to the suspension, Chief Japhet Anyanwu explained that he was studying the development in order to take appropriate steps in future.

He however, added that the party did well under his Chairmanship in membership mobilisation, wondering how the party got to where it is, if those allegations were anything to go by.

“You see, I am studying my suspension and will come up with my decision in future. RBNP did very well in membership drives under my watch”, he told DAILY POST.