The reason behind the suspension of Iyorchia Ayu the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been revealed.
Ayu’s suspension was announced by the party earlier today Sunday, March 26, in what is considered the first major reaction to the party’s woeful displace in the 2023 general election.
According to reports, the PDP national chairman was suspended by the executive committee of the Igyorov ward of Gboko Local Government Area,
Benue state over alleged antiparty activities after they passed a vote of no confidence on him.
Ayu was suspended over his alleged antiparty activities that contributed to the loss of the PDP in his ward and local government during the guber election in the state.
According to Banger Dooyum, the secretary of the PDP at the Igyorov ward in Gboko LGA, Ayu’s anti-party activities were a major factor for the PDP to lose the national chairman’s ward and local government during the last election.
While reading the ward exco’s resolution, Dooyum disclosed that Ayu and his allies did not vote during the Saturday, March 18 governorship election in the state. The PDP also accused Ayu of not paying his annual dues as contained in the constitution of the party.
The document that authenticated Ayu’s suspension was signed by 12 out of the 17 executives of the party at Ayu’s wards. The PDP not only lost at Ayu’s ward and local government, but the ruling party in the state also lost the state gubernatorial election to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, Father Hyacinth Alia. Ayu and Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, has not been on good terms since the party conducted its presidential primary that produced Atiku Abubakar as its candidate in the last presidential election, where the PDP also lost.
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