The State Working Committee (SWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue has suspended its officials in the Igyorov council ward for suspending the party’s former national chairman, Iyorchia Ayu.
The suspension is contained in a statement signed by PDP acting chairman Isaac Mffo and 12 others in Makurdi.
According to the SWC, the ward exco was suspended for one month, pending when necessary action will be taken to restore sanity, harmony, law and order in the party.
It stated that the SWC would administer the affairs of the party in the ward during the period, adding that the move was in the party’s best interest.
The statement further directed them to hand over all documents and other belongings of the party in their possession to the SWC of the party with immediate effect.
It added that they would cease to act in the offices they held before their suspension, insisting that the action was taken to restore sanity in the party in the ward.
Mr Ayu’s suspension was announced on March 28 by the local chapter of the PDP in his Igyorov ward of the Gboko council area of Benue.
Vangeryina Dooyum, the Igyorov ward secretary who represented its chairman, Kashi Philip, said Mr Ayu was suspended from the party owing to his anti-party activities during the recently held general elections across Nigeria.