PDP Crisis: “Ayu Should Appear Before Disciplinary Committee, Not Me”, Ortom Hits Back
- The governor of Benue state has reacted to the latest move by the PDP against him and some other members of the party
- Samuel Ortom said the national chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu, is losing his sense of direction and should be sent to the disciplinary committee
- The Benue governor also dismissed his referral to the disciplinary panel over alleged anti-party activities as contempt of a subsisting court order
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Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, has attacked the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Iyorchia Ayu.
In a statement, Ortom disclosed that Ayu had lost his sense of direction and should be the one sent to the disciplinary committee for losing his polling unit, ward and the state in the general elections, PM News reported.
Ortom slams Ayu
Meanwhile, the PDP had, on Thursday, March 23, referred Ortom to the disciplinary committee for anti-party activities.
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Reacting to the development, Ortom, in a statement issued by his spokesman, Nathaniel Ikyur, said the Ayu-led National Working Committee of the PDP is acting in contempt of a subsisting court order, Vanguard added.
Ortom further noted it is contemptuous of the leadership of the PDP to disregard the court order which barred the party or any organ of the party from issuing any disciplinary measure against him.
Fayose finally reacts to PDP suspension, reveals Ayu’s fate
In a similar development, the former governor of Ekiti state, Ayo Fayose, finally reacted to his suspension by the PDP.
Fayose described his purported suspension from the party by the Senator Iyorchia Ayu-led National Working Committee (NWC) as “the last kick of a dead horse.”
The politician, who reacted to the suspension through his spokesperson, Lere Olayinka, said:
“Ayu and his cohorts are only entertaining themselves with the purported suspension as their latest comedy skit.”
2023 presidential election: Atiku reveals why Peter Obi left PDP
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, said Peter Obi left the party due to the constant insults he got from Governor Nyesom Wike.
Obi had purchased the presidential form of the PDP in the buildup to the party's primaries in 2022. He, however, later pulled out and defected to the Labour Party (LP), where he eventually contested the 2023 presidential election.
Speaking through his media aide Phrank Shaibu, in Abuja on Wednesday, March 14, Atiku said Governor Wike's attack on Obi over controlling the PDP structure in Anambra made Obi leave.