Benue Ward excos deny hand in Ayu’s suspension, blame mischief makers
The members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) executive in Igyorov Ward of Gboko local government area, Benue State, have disowned the purported suspension of the party’s National Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu.
A widely circulated letter with signatories purported to be those of the ward executives had announced the suspension of Ayu as the PDP national chairman.
However, Ayu had dismissed the suspension as immaterial and fraudulent.
The PDP executive committee members in Igyorov Ward, in a swift turn of events, disowned the suspension, saying they did not endorse Ayu’s suspension.
READ ALSO:Ayu slips at Kano campaign rally, says ‘PDP has brought Nigeria shame’ (VIDEO)
The purported letter, according to a statement signed by the deputy chairman of PDP, Igyorov Ward, Ortese Helen, organising secretary, Atema Iorde, and 14 others in Abuja on Monday, said the suspension was made without due process and proper consultation with all relevant stakeholders.
They, thus, passed a vote of confidence on Ayu, and dismissed the suspension as mischievous.
The letter reads, “The executive committee have never discussed in any of our meetings prior to election or post 2023 General Election about the conduct of the National Chairman.
“The Executive Committee Members have stated clearly that they have no knowledge about the letter and have not authorized anybody whatsoever to generate such mischievous letter on behalf of the Executive Committee.
“The purported signatures on the letter are forged and no member of PDP Executive Committee of Igyorov Council Ward has 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.”
Join the conversation
Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism
Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.
As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.
If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.
Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.
INVESTIGATION: How insider abuse, shoddy handling of contracts by non-existent firms hamper teachers’ productivity in Kano
In efforts to improve productivity of teachers in public schools in Kano State, the state’s Ministry of Education, disbursed over...
A tale of Kwara public school where pupils learn under the tree without chalkboards
“You cannot make people learn. You can only provide the right conditions for learning to happen.” – Vince Gowmon But...
SPECIAL REPORT: Indiscriminate waste dumps, open defecation pose threat of epidemic in Kwara as govt slow to act
Forty three-year-old Bilikis Abdulrahman covered her pineapple fruit she is selling inside a white bucket container. This, she does to...
SPECIAL REPORT: Women displaced by conflict in North-Central Nigeria become farm helps to survive
Displaced women finding refuge in Abagena camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Makurdi, Benue State have resorted to...
FEATURE: Kwara residents cry out for help as rainstorm devastates their homes
Phillip Moffitt, an American author, said: “the house is a home when it shelters the body and comforts the soul”,...