The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) has appointed Umar Damagum as the acting National Chairman of the party.
He replaces Iyorchia Ayu who was suspended by his ward in Benue State for anti-party activities.
“The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at an emergency meeting on Tuesday, 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,” the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Debo Ologunagba, said in a statement on Tuesday.
The Benue state High Court had restrained Ayu 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.
A member of the party from Benue Terhide Utaan, who is the plaintiff before Justice W. I Kpochi, obtained the order stopping Ayu from parading himself as national chairman of the party.
The plaintiff after obtaining the court order told journalists that following Ayu’s suspension by his Igyorov Ward Exco, it was wrong for him to continue as the PDP chair.
He argued that such a move will further cause chaos.