Ayu’s Suspension Illegal – PDP PCC
The spokesman for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign council (PCC), Charles Aniagwu has described the suspension of the National Chairman of the Party, Iyorchia Ayu as illegal.
The Igorov ward executive committee in the Gboko Local Government Area of Benue State, on Sunday, suspended Ayu from the party over alleged anti-party activities and for failing to pay his membership dues.
Following the suspension, the Benue court restrained Ayu from parading himself as the chairman of the party in a suit filed by a chieftain of the party, Conrad Utaan.
Aniagwu, speaking on Ayu’s suspension from the party, said Section 57(7) of the PDP Constitution was clear on who had the power to suspend or discipline a member of the NWC or NEC of the party.
The spokesman of the PCC said, “When they proceeded to ask the ward of the national chairman to take disciplinary action against him assuming that they have the power they ought to have given him a fair hearing by summoning him to give him the opportunity to defend himself.
“But Section 57 did not give them the power to carry out such action against a member of NWC.
“So, if anyone is proceeding to court with such illegal suspension he is just making unnecessary troubles for the party.”
He further stated that the exparte order restraining Ayu from carrying out his duties is most unfortunate as the basis for granting it was faulty.
Aniagwu expressed optimism that PDP would come out stronger from its current crisis.