National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has appointed Ambassador Umar Damagun as its acting National Chairman, following the suspension of the national chairman , Iyorchia Ayu who was suspended by his ward in Benue State and validated by a court order on Monday.
The National Publicity Secretary of the Party, Hon. Debo Ologunagba made this known in a statement on Tuesday.
The statement reads: “The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at an emergency meeting today, Tuesday, March 28, 2023 acknowledge the Order of the Benue State High Court, dated March 27, 2023 with regards to the Chairmanship position of our great Party.
“After a careful consideration of the Court Order and in line with Section 45 (2) of the Constitution of the PDP (as amended in 2017), the NWC resolved that the Deputy National Chairman (North) His Excellency, Amb. Umar Ililya Damagum assumes the National Chairmanship of our Party in acting capacity with effect from today, Tuesday, March 28, 2023.
“The NWC charges all leaders, critical stakeholders, teeming members and supporters of our great Party to remain calm and united at this critical time