April 17, 2024

Ayu withdraws case against PDP



By John Alechenu

Former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Iyiorchia Ayu, has withdrawn the court action he instituted against the party over his controversial removal from office barely two years into his four year  term.

His action has removed legal impediments likely to militate against the emergence of his replacement from the North Central.

Several meetings are being held and being planned following this new development.

Barely 24 hours ago, the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) passed a vote of confidence on the Ag. National Chairnan, Amb. Umar Damagum, whom members said has discharged his functions creditably.

It was gathered that the North Central Caucus of the party had long before now started mobilizing to ensure that the zone produces Ayu’s replacement to complete his tenure which expires in 2025.

In a related development, Damagum has been having a series of meetings with various groups to perhaps shore up his chances of retaining his seat as acting chairman.

He had led the members of the NWC on Wednesday to interact with the PDP National Ex-officio ahead of the NEC meeting.

Immediately after the meeting with them, he led the NWC members to another meeting with the State Party Chairman’s from the 36 States, including FCT Abuja.

The meetings were  held at the NEC Hall, PDP National Secretariat in Wadata Plaza, Wuse Zone 5, in Abuja.