BREAKING: PDP Suspends Its National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, Gives Reason

BREAKING: PDP Suspends Its National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, Gives Reason

  • The PDP national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, has been suspended by the executive committee of the Igyorov ward of Gboko LGA
  • Ayu was suspended over his alleged antiparty activities that contributed to the loss of the PDP in his ward and local government during the guber election in the state
  • The exco also accused Ayu of not voting during the March 18 election, and he has not been paying his dues as contained in the party's constitution

Makurdi, Benue - Iyorchia Ayu, the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been suspended.

According to Channels Television, Ayu was suspended by the Executive Committee of the PDP in the Igyorov ward of Gboko Local Government Area of Benue state.

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PDP suspends Ayu for not paying dues to the party Photo Credit: PDP Update
Source: UGC

It was reported that the PDP national chairman suspended Ayu over alleged antiparty activities after the executives passed a vote of no confidence on him.

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Banger Dooyum, the secretary of the PDP at the Igyorov ward in Gboko LGA, said Ayu's anti-party activities were a major factor for the PDP to lose the national chairman's ward and local government during the last election.

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Dooyum, while reading the ward exco's resolution, disclosed that Ayu and his allies did not vote during the March 18 governorship election in the state.

The PDP also accused Ayu of not paying his annual dues as contained in the constitution of the party.

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The document that authenticated Ayu's suspension was signed by 12 out of the 17 executives of the party at Ayu's wards.

The PDP not only lost at Ayu's ward and local government, but the ruling party in the state also lost the state guber election to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, Father Hyacinth Alia.

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Ayu and Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, has not been on good terms since the party conducted its presidential primary that produced Atiku Abubakar as its candidate in the last presidential election, where the PDP also lost.

Court okays Atiku, Obi, others’ request to serve petitions on Tinubu through APC earlier reported that Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi of the PDP and LP have been permitted to serve petitions on Bola Tinubu through the APC.

Also included to be served petitions are Kashim Shettima, the vice-president-elect and Kabir Masari, who was earlier nominated as VP before the election.

The presidential election petition court also granted similar permission to the APM, another party that is challenging Tinubu's victory in court.


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