The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has appointed Umar Damagum to replace embattled Iyorchia Ayu as the national chairman of the party, in acting capacity.
National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Debo Ologunagba, announced this at a press conference on Tuesday, at the party’s secretariat.
Damagum will act as National Chairman of the PDP, pending the determination of the case in court.
Recall that a High Court in Makurdi, the Benue state capital had restrained embattled Ayu from parading himself as chairman of the party pending the determination of the substantive suit which has been adjourned to April 17, 2023 for hearing.
A member of the PDP from Benue, Terhide Utaan, who is the plaintiff before Justice W. I Kpochi, had applied to the court for the order following Ayu’s suspension by his Igyorov Ward Exco on Sunday.
Ayu was suspended late last week for ‘anti-party activities’.