The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu has been suspended by the party.
Dr. Ayu’s suspension was effected by the Ward Executive of the party in Igyorov Ward of Gboko Local Government Area of Benue state.
The Ward Secretary, Mr. Vangeryina Dooyum who addressed the media on behalf of Kashi Philip, the Ward Chairman, explained that Dr. Ayu was suspended by the Executive for alleged anti party activities.
Reading from a text signed by 12 out of the 17 member Ward Executive on Sunday, the Secretary stated that the decision to suspend the National Chairman 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 was also alleged that the National Chairman failed to pay his Annual Subscription Fees as provided under Section 8 (9) of the constitution of the PDP 2017 (As Amended).
Further investigation revealed that, Ayu did not vote during the Governorship and State Assembly Elections held on March 18, 2023. And most of his closest allies worked for the opposition party, the All Progressive Congress (APC). Hence, the abysmal performance of the PDP in Igyorov Ward.
In view of the foregoing discoveries, a Vote of No Confidence was passed on Dr. Iyorchia Ayu. The Executives then suspended him as a member of the party with effect from March 24, 2023.