Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, the National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has dismissed his suspension from the party by the Ward Executives in Igyorov Ward of Gboko Local Government Area in Benue State. Ayu said that he cannot be suspended by his ward because the PDP’s constitution prohibits any organ of the party or executive committee of the party at the Ward or State Level from taking any disciplinary measure against any member of the party’s National Executive Committee.
Ayu further added that the letter used in suspending him was fraudulent, as the signatures of the Ward Executives were forged or obtained under duress. He also noted that about nine members of the Ward Executive Committee are still being held hostage in a location in Makurdi.
The purported suspension was for alleged anti-party activities, which Ayu denied, stating that some members of the Exco are only being teleguided by political gamblers to cause mischief and nothing more. He said that the purported suspension is an exercise in futility and derives its strength majorly from gross illiteracy, ignorance, gambling, and desperation.
Ayu’s special adviser on Media and Communications, Simon Imobo-Tswam, urged the general public to ignore the rumors and heinous effects of Ayu’s suspension. The plot behind the suspension, according to Ayu, is only investing in expensive illusions.