…As vote of no confidence is passed on him
Senator Iyorchia Ayu, the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been suspended by his ward in Benue State, accusing him of anti-party activities.
Ayu, was on Sunday suspended by his Igyorov ward in Gboko Local Government Area (LGA) of Benue State over anti-party activities, stressing that his action took a serious toll on the party during the general elections.
Recall that a few days ago, the National Working Committee (NWC) of PDP led by Ayu dragged the Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom before the disciplinary committee, while suspending former governors of Ekiti and Katsina, Ayodele Fayose and Ibrahim Shema and three others.
Ayu’s suspension on Sunday followed a vote of no confidence passed on him by his ward.
The resolution of the Igyorov council ward after their meeting, was read by its secretary, Mr Banger Dooyum.
“The Peoples Democratic Party Executive Committee of Igyorov council ward of Gboko LGA in Benue State has passed a vote of no confidence on the PDP National Chairman, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu and suspended him from the party”.
“Ayu was involved in anti-party activities causing the PDP to lose at his ward and Local Government Area along with his allies who also didn’t vote at the governorship election.”
The national chairman was also accused of not paying his annual dues as enshrined by the party’s constitution.
The letter reads: “We reviewed the conduct of the presidential and National Assembly elections as well as the governorship and State Houses of Assembly Elections held on the 25th of March, 2023 and 18th March, 2023 respectively.
“We observed with utmost dismay that. Dr. Iyorchia Ayu who is the National Chairman of the PDP worked against the success of the party in Igyorov council ward.
“It is on record that he has also failed to pay his Annual Subscription Fees as provided under Section 8 Subsection 9 of the constitution of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 2017 (As Amended).
“Further investigation also revealed that, he did not vote during the governorship and State Assembly Elections held on 18th of March, 2023,
“It was also discovered that most of his closest allies worked for the opposition party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) and hence, the abysmal performance of the PDP in Igyorov Ward.
“In view of the foregoing, we hereby pass a vote of no confidence on Dr. Iyorchia Ayu and suspend him as a member of our party with immediate effect.
“The suspension takes effect from the 24th of March, 2023.”
The suspension letter signed by the ward chairman, Kashi Philip, the deputy chairman, Ortese Helen and 15 others, was addressed to the state chairman of PDP.