Breaking: Ayu steps down as PDP National Chairman, Damagum takes over
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Iyorchia Ayu has stepped down from his position.
This followed the ruling of order of the Benue state High Court which ordered Ayu to stop parading himself as the PDP National Chairman after he was suspended by his ward.
A statement just sent to Nationwide Reports from the secretariat of the PDP in Abuja reads- “PDP NWC Appoints Amb. Damagum as Acting National Chairman
“The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at an emergency meeting today, Tuesday, March 28, 2023 acknowledge the Order of the Benue State High Court, dated March 27, 2023 with regards to the Chairmanship position of our great Party.
“After a careful consideration of the Court Order and in line with Section 45 (2) of the Constitution of the PDP (as amended in 2017), the NWC resolved that the Deputy National Chairman (North) His Excellency, Amb. Umar Ililya Damagum assumes the National Chairmanship of our Party in acting capacity with effect from today, Tuesday, March 28, 2023.
“The NWC charges all leaders, critical stakeholders, teeming members and supporters of our great Party to remain calm and united at this critical time.”
The statement was signed by Debo Ologunagba, National Publicity Secretary