PDP sinks deeper as Fayose ridicules Ayu on suspension



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A former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose, has reacted to his suspension from the People’s Democratic Party by the national body.

Speaking on Thursday through his spokesperson, Lere Olayinka, Fayose said, “Ayu and his cohorts are only entertaining themselves with the purported suspension as their latest comedy skit.”

He described the suspension by the Iyorchia Ayu led National Working Committee of the party as “the last kick of a dead horse.”

He said in a matter of days, “the inglorious tenure of Ayu as the national chairman of PDP will become history and the party will enjoy a new lease of life.”

The former Governor said that himself and others who stood by the party “when Ayu and his cohorts left it to die will rescue it and give life back to it in due course. The purported suspension will have no leg to stand on.”

The National Working Committee of the PDP had on Thursday suspended Fayose and former Senate President, Pius Anyim for anti-party activities.

The NWC also suspended former Governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shema; Commissioner for Education, Benue State, Prof. Dennis Ityavyar and a chieftain of the party in Zamfara, Dr. Aslam Aliyu over the same offence.

A statement issued by Debo Ologunagba, National Publicity Secretary, PDP on Thursday, said the Benue State Governor, Dr. Samuel Ortom has been referred to the National Disciplinary Committee over his reported involvement in anti-party activities.

“The National Working Committee (NWC) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has after very extensive review of the affairs of our Party in the country and pursuant to the provisions of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017) referred the Governor of Benue State, Dr. Samuel Ortom to the National Disciplinary Committee over his reported involvement in anti-party activities.

“The NWC also approved the suspension of the following from the Party with effect from today, Thursday, March 23, 2023.

Ayodele Fayose (Ekiti State); Ibrahim Shema (Katsina State); Sen. Pius Anyim (Ebonyi State); Prof. Dennis Ityavyar (Benue State); Dr. Aslam Aliyu (Zamfara State).

“The PDP urges all leaders, critical stakeholders and teeming members of our Party across the country to remain united and focused at this critical time,” the statement said.

Fayose had blamed stakeholders and politicians for a majority of the problems facing the country currently.

Fayose disclosed that there was a lot wrong with Nigeria, adding that nothing had changed in the country since 1979.

“There is a lot wrong with Nigeria. Since 1979, nothing has changed. I blamed the majority of the problems on the stakeholders and politicians.

“When you asked (Muhammadu) Buhari in 2015, ‘If you lose the election, would you concede defeat?’ he said ‘I would win’. He never conceived he would lose.

“I told you the senators, House of Reps members are returning to the National Assembly. The system is sick. Nobody is protecting it.


“Rather than blame the Independent National Electoral Commission, we need to draw a red line like the army. Nothing was wrong in the elections,” he said.