…Signatures were forged for purposes of mischief
The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), in the home State of the National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, Benue State, yesterday denied the letter of suspension, saying that their signatures were forged.
In a letter addressed to the PDP Chairman in Gboko local government area of Benue State, the executive members of Igyorov Ward, explained that they never endorsed Ayu’s suspension for any reason.
Describing the letter as a height of mischief, the Exco said the purported suspension was not in line with due process and proper consultation was not observed in line with the party Constitution. They called on PDP members and supporters to disregard the suspension, stressing that their signatures were forged for purposes of mischief.
The letter, which was signed by the Ward deputy Chairman, Ortese Helen and 15 others, wondered at the development which was never contemplated before or after the election. According to them, they have no knowledge of the letter and have not authorised anyone to issue same on their behalf, even as they continue to have faith in the leadership of Dr. Iyorchia Ayu as National Chairman of PDP.
The letter further stated that, “The purported signatures on the letter are forged, and no member of PDP Executive Committee of Igyorov Council Ward have signed that letter nor caused to be signed on his or her behalf. The names of the Executive Committee Members are wrongly written and spelled which show the desperation of the mischief makers. The content of the purported letter itself is contradictory on the holding of the presidential and National Assembly Elections on the March 25, 2023, while the letter itself is dated 24th March, 2023.
“The letter was written before the purported Commission of the offence, which shows clearly that it is the hand work of the mischief makers”.
While making reference to provision of Article 57(7) of PDP Constitution, they insisted that they lacked powers to suspend a national Chairman and went ahead to pass a vote of confidence on Ayu.