The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Igyorov Ward of Gboko Local Government Area of Benue State has suspended the National Chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu, with immediate effect.

Ayu’s suspension over anti-party activities came shortly after passing a vote of no confidence in him.

The Secretary of the party in Igyorov Ward, Banger Dooyum, said Ayu’s anti-party activities – alongside his allies – contributed to PDP’s loss in his ward and local government area in the governorship election.

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The party accused Ayu of not paying his annual dues as enshrined by the party’s constitution.

Twelve out of the 17 executive members signed the documents endorsing his suspension.

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They also alleged that the PDP chieftain did not vote during the governorship and state assembly elections held on March 18, 2023.

According to them, most of Ayu’s closest allies worked for the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) which resulted in the abysmal performance of the PDP in Igyorov Ward.

The ward chairman of Igyorov, Kashi Philip, also signed the letter alongside the exco.

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