Suspension: Ayu’s Kinsmen Storm PDP Secretariat as Party Crisis Worsens

Suspension: Ayu’s Kinsmen Storm PDP Secretariat as Party Crisis Worsens

  • While some are not in support of his stay as the PDP national chairman, others are solidly behind Dr. Iyiorchia Ayu
  • This is as Ayu's kinsmen, stakeholders of the Benue PDP stormed the party's secretariat and declared their love for the embattled national chairman
  • Meanwhile, the details of the meeting between the stakeholders who are members of the Igyorev ward of the PDP in Benue state and newsmen in Abuja remain unknown

Stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) from Igyorev Ward in Ipav, Gboko Local Government Area of Benue State, have revealed their own position as the call for the party's national chairman's sack thickens.

They are currently at the National Secretariat, Abuja, where they are addressing a press conference.

Dr. Iyiorchia Ayu, PDP national chairman
Ayu’s kinsmen back him as the internal party crisis tears PDP apart, amid calls for Ayu's suspension. Photo credit: Peoples Democratic Party, Dr. Iyiorchia Ayu
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Ayu's kinsmen support him

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Among the stakeholders are members of the Igyorev ward of the PDP where the party’s national chairman, Dr. Iyiorchia Ayu hails from, Vanguard reported.

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Recall, a faction of the ward executive had announced the suspension of Ayu’s membership of the party.

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has hit out at Senator Iyorchia Ayu following his suspension as the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

On Tuesday, March 28, Senator Ayu stepped aside as the national chairman of the PDP following a high court order in Benue state after he was suspended by his ward executives in Gboko local government area.

The PDP national working committee (NWC) immediately followed up with Ayu's replacement, bringing in Ambassador Umar Damagum as the party's interim chairman, pending when all legal proceedings are over.

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Senator Chimaroke Nnamani, a former governor of Enugu state, has told Iyorchia Ayu, the embattled national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to vacate his seat.

Nnamani is asking the Benue-born politician to step aside, citing a mitigated deception and abysmal performance of the PDP chairman.

Nnamani disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, March 28.

The serving senator, who was defeated by the candidate of the Labour Party in the February 25 national assembly election, said Ayu's emergence had brought misfortunes upon the opposition over his alleged greed, wickedness and ineptitude.

Source: Legit.ng

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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