Drama As PDP Suspends National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu With Immediate Effect
The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Iyorchia Ayu has been suspended in Igyorov Ward of Gboko Local Government Area of Benue State.
The PDP Ward Secretary, Vangeryina Dooyum, on behalf of the Ward chairman, Kashi Philip told newsmen that the national chairman was suspended With Immediate effect for anti-party activities after passing a vote of no confidence on him.
Dooyum, who read from a text signed by 12 out of the 17 member Ward Executive, stated that the decision to suspend Ayu was reached after the leadership reviewed his conduct at the end of the just concluded general elections.
Flanked by the Chairman and other members, the Secretary said, “we observed with utmost dismay that, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu who is the National Chairman of the PDP worked against the success of the party in Igyorov Council Ward.
“It is on record that, he has also failed to pay his Annual Subscription Fees as provided under Section 8 (9) of the constitution of the PDP 2017 (As Amended).
“Further investigation also revealed that, he did not vote during the Governorship and State Assembly Elections held on March 18, 2023.
“It was also discovered that, most of his closest allies worked for the opposition party, the All Progressive Congress, APC, and hence, the abysmal performance of the PDP in Igyorov Ward.
“In view of the foregoing, we hereby pass a Vote of No Confidence on Dr. Iyorchia Ayu and suspend him as a member of our party with immediate effect. The suspension takes effect from March 24, 2023.”
KanyiDaily recalls that the PDP had also referred Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom to the National Disciplinary Committee, but Governor Nyesom Wike dared the party’s leadership and insisted that Ortom would not appear before the Committee.