The embattled National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Senator Iyorchia Ayu has stepped down as the chairman of the party.
Ayu was replaced by the Deputy National Chairman, (North) Umar Iliya Damagum pending the determination of the case in court.
Recall that a High Court in Makurdi, the Benue state capital, had restrained Ayu from parading himself as chairman of the party pending the determination of the substantive suit which has been adjourned to April 17, 2023 for hearing.
Last week, Ayu was suspended for anti-party activities in the wake of the party’s loss in the presidential election.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike who has been calling for Ayu’s resignation after the the party’s presidential primary last year, on Monday, said he is elated that Benue State ward exco passed a vote of no confidence in him.
“I am not from Benue State, but I am happy, and now that Benue State has done it, we would now come out and say we are in support of it,” he said.
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