The leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has replaced its suspended National Chairman, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu with one of his deputies, Amb. Umar Damagum.
Amb. Damagum, who was the Deputy National Chairman (North), will occupy the seat in an acting capacity pending the determination of the substantive suit restraining Dr. Ayu from parading himself as National Chairman.
Recall that a Benue State High Court sitting, in Makurdi, on Monday, had ordered Dr. Ayu to step aside following a suit filed by his Igyorov Council Ward in Gboko local government area, Benue State.
The Ward Executive Committee suspended Ayu for alleged anti-party activities and failing to pay his membership dues.