PDP Replaces Ayu, Names Acting Chairman

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has replaced its suspended National Chairman Iyorchia Ayu with one of his deputies, Amb Umar Damagum.

Damagum, who was the Deputy National Chairman, will take over as acting chairman pending the determination of the substantive suit restraining Ayu from parading himself as National Chairman.

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Recall that a Benue High Court sitting in Makurdi on Monday ordered Ayu to step aside following a suit filed by his Igyorov Council Ward in Gboko local government area, Benue State.

The Ward Executive Committee suspended Ayu for alleged anti-party activities and failing to pay his membership dues.