The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has suspended its National Chairman, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu.
The party’s Ward Executive in the Igyorov Ward of the Gboko local government area, or LGA, of the state of Benue implemented Dr. Ayu’s suspension.
Dr. Ayu was suspended by the Executive for alleged anti-party activities, according to the Ward Secretary Vangeryina Dooyum, who spoke to the media on Sunday on behalf of Kashi Philip, the Ward Chairman.
The National Chairman was suspended after the leadership examined his behaviour following the recently finished general elections, according to a text read by the Secretary that was signed by 12 of the 17 members of the Ward Executive.
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 is on record that, he has also failed to pay his annual subscription fees as provided under Section 8 (9) of the constitution of the PDP 2017 (as amended). Further investigation also revealed that, he did not vote during the Governorship and State Assembly elections held on March 18, 2023.
“It was also discovered that, most of his closest allies worked for the opposition party, the All Progressive Congress, APC, and hence, the abysmal performance of the PDP in Igyorov Ward.
“In view of the foregoing, we hereby pass a ‘Vote of no confidence’ on Dr. Iyorchia Ayu and suspend him as a member of our party with immediate effect. The suspension takes effect from March 24, 2023”.