PDP Crisis: Heads Begin to Roll Over Iyorchia Ayu's Dilemma
- The Benue state working committee of the PDP has suspended the Kashi Philip-led exco of the Igyorov ward in the Gboko LGA
- The PDP executives were suspended because of the crisis rocking the party from the Igyorov ward, which was the same war of Iyorchia Ayu
- Isaac Mffo, the Benue PDP acting chairman, disclosed that their suspension would last for a month and it was to restore peace in the ward
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Makurdi, Benue - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) working committee in Benue state has suspended all the ward executives under the leadership of Kashi Philip in the Igyorov ward in the Gboko Local Government Area of the state.
According to Channels Television, the PDP exco was suspended because of the crisis that led to the suspension of Iyorchia Ayu, the national chairman of the party.
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The suspension of the exco was disclosed by Isaac Mffo, the acting chairman of the PDP in Benue state, during a media conference in Makurdi, the state capital, on Thursday, March 30.
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Mffo announced that the suspension of the exco would last for 1 month and that the objective was to restore peace to the party at the ward level.
According to his statement, the state working committee of the PDP in Benue state will oversight will be in charge of the activities of the affair of the party in Igyorov ward, which also doubled as Ayu's ward.
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Recall that on Tuesday, the PDP national body announced the appointment of Umar Damagum as the party's acting national chairman and replaced Ayu.
Debo Ologunagba, the national publicity secretary of the PDP, disclosed in a statement on Tuesday, March 28, that the national executive will adhere to the decision of the Benue state high court that stopped Ayu from parading himself as the party's national chairman.
Ayu was accused of engaging in anti-party activities during the 2023 elections by the exco of his ward before he was suspended. A member subsequently approached the court to invalidate the suspension.
Ayu an ‘evil’ that befell PDP, says Nnamani
Legit.ng earlier reported that the former governor of Enugu state, Chimaroke Nnamani, has asked Iyorchia Ayu, the PDP national chairman, to vacate his seat following a court order.
Nnamani, who is a current senator defeated by the Labour Party candidate in the February 25 national assembly election, described Ayu as an evil that befell the PDP.
According to the expelled PDP chieftain, the reign of Ayu brought misfortunes to the party following its poor outing in the last general elections.