These, no doubt are the best of times for Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and his G5 Governors as Senator Iyorchia Ayu has finally resigned as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Be that as it may, the Deputy National Chairman (North), Umar Iliya Damagum has replaced him.
However, Damagum will take over from Ayu as the Acting National Chairman of the PDP, pending the determination of the case in court.
It is interesting to know that a High Court in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, restrained Ayu from parading himself as chairman of the party pending the determination of the substantive suit which has been adjourned to April 17, 2023 for hearing.
A member of the PDP from Benue, Terhide Utaan, who is the plaintiff before Justice W. I Kpochi, obtained the order restraining Ayu from parading himself as national chairman of the party.
For those who don’t know, Ayu was suspended for anti-party activities following the party’s loss in the presidential election.
Meanwhile, Governor Wike had on Monday, March 27th, 2023 expressed joy that Benue State ward exco passed a vote of no confidence in Ayu.
Wike said; “I am not from Benue State, but I am happy, and now that Benue State has done it, we would now come out and say we are in support of it.”