BY TIMOTHY AGBOR
THE National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has replaced its embattled Chairman, Iyorcha Ayu, following his removal by the party.
This was done at an emergency meeting on Tuesday.
The party acknowledged the order of a Benue State High Court, dated March 27, 2023 with regard to the chairmanship position of the party.
Addressing a press conference at the party headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday, National Publicity Secretary of the party, Debo Ologunagba, said, “After a careful consideration of the Court Order and in line with Section 45 (2) of the Constitution of the PDP (as amended in 2017), the NWC resolved that the Deputy National Chairman (North) His Excellency, Amb. Umar Ililya Damagum assumes the National Chairmanship of our Party in acting capacity with effect from Tuesday, March 28, 2023.
“The NWC charges all leaders, critical stakeholders, teeming members and supporters of our great party to remain calm and united at this critical time.”