The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) crisis assumed a new dimension on Sunday when Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, the party’s national chairman, was’suspended’ by the party executives in his Igyorov Ward in the Gboko local government area of Benue State.
Ayu was charged with anti-party behavior.
Ayodele Fayose, the former governor of Ekiti State, as well as the former Senate President, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, were suspended by the PDP National Working Committee (NWC), which also directed the Benue State Governor, Dr. Samuel Ortom, to appear before the party’s National Disciplinary Committee.
Ayu was suspended on Sunday as a result of the Ward Executives’ vote of no confidence in him and suspended him from the party, according to a resolution passed at the conclusion of the Ward meeting and read by the Secretary of Igyorov council ward, Mr. Banger Dooyum.
Mr Dooyum, while reading the resolution of the Ward Excos, said: “He (Ayu) was involved in anti-party activities making the PDP to lose at his ward and local government along with his allies who also didn’t vote at the Governorship Election.”
He was also accused of not paying his annual dues as enshrined by the party’s constitution.
It will be recalled that shortly after the Benue State Governor was referred to the National Disciplinary Committee of the PDP for anti-party activities by the National Working Committee, NWC, of PDP chaired by Ayu, the Rivers State governor, Mr Nyesom Wike, reacted by declaring that his Benue State counterpart will not appear before the Committee.