The State Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party in Benue State has suspended its officials in the Igyorov council ward over the suspension of the party’s former national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu.
This development was contained in a statement signed by the PDP acting chairman, Isaac Mffo, and 12 others in Makurdi, the state capital.
According to the statement, the ward exco was suspended for one month, pending when required action will be taken to restore sanity, unity, law, and order in the party.
It noted that the SWC would administer the affairs of the party in the ward during the period, adding that the move was in the party’s best interest.
The statement further directed the suspended members, to hand over all documents and other belongings of the party in their possession to the SWC of the party with immediate effect.
The statement added that they would stop to act in the offices they held before their suspension, noting that the action was taken to restore sanity to the party in the ward.
Dr. Ayu was suspended from the party, by the local chapter of the PDP in his Igyorov ward of the Gboko council area of Benue State, on the 28th of March, 2023.
The ward secretary, Vangeryina Dooyum, Igyorov, who represented the chairman, Kashi Philip, said Mr. Ayu was suspended from the party because of his anti-party activities during the recently held general elections across the country.