The Peoples Democratic (PDP) on Tuesday said Umar Damagum has replaced Iyorchia Ayu as the acting National Chairman of the party.
The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Debo Ologunagba, in a statement on Tuesday said “The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at an emergency meeting today, 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 an acting capacity with effect from today, Tuesday, March 28, 2023.”
He replaces Iyorchia Ayu who was suspended by his ward in Benue state for anti-party activities. The court thereafter restrained him from parading as the chairman of the party pending the determination of the substantive suit which has been adjourned to April 17, 2023, for a hearing.