The Peoples Democratic (PDP) has appointed Umar Damagum as the acting National Chairman of the party.
The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Debo Ologunagba, said in a statement that the National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP, at an emergency meeting, acknowledge the Order of the Benue State High Court, with regards to the Chairmanship position of the Party.
It further noted that after 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) Umar Damagum assumes the National Chairmanship of the Party in an acting capacity with effect from yesterday Tuesday, March 28.
He replaces Iyorchia Ayu who was suspended by his ward in Benue State for anti-party activities. The court thereafter restrained him from parading as the chairman of the party pending the determination of the substantive suit which has been adjourned to April 17, 2023, for a hearing.