With Dr. Iyorchia Ayu out of the way, so goes one of his legacies. The decision on discipline the National Working Committee (NWC) he sat over was Thursday reversed by the same persons who sat on the committee with him.
Recall that Ayu stepped aside last week following a Benue High Court decision that restrained him from acting as National Chairman, following his suspension by Igyorov ward of the PDP in Gboko Local Government Area of Benue State.
On Thursday, the NWC, now headed by Alhaji Damagum, reviewed its decision on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State and others, like former Governors Ibrahim Shema, Ayo Fayose, former Senate President Anyim Pius Anyim.
According to a statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Hon. Debo Ologunagba, Thursday’s extensively discussed recent developments in the Party.
He adds, “The NWC recognized the imperativeness of a total reconciliation among Party leaders and critical stakeholders for a more cohesive Party in the overall interest of our teeming members and Nigerians in general.
“Consequent upon the above, the NWC reverses the referral of the Governor of Benue State, His Excellency, Dr. Samuel Ortom to the National Disciplinary Committee.
“The NWC in the same vein reverses the suspension of the following underlisted members of our great Party:
1.H.E Ibrahim Shema (Katsina State)
2.Ayodele Fayose (Ekiti State)
3.Sen. Pius Anyim (Ebonyi State)
4.Prof. Dennis Ityavyar (Benue State)
5.Dr. Aslam Aliyu (Zamfara State)
“This decision is without prejudice to the powers of the NWC to take necessary disciplinary action against any member of the Party at any time pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the PDP (as amended in 2017).
“The NWC charges all leaders, critical stakeholders and teeming members of our Party across the country to be guided by the provisions of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017) as well as the new spirit and necessity of reconciliation, unity and harmony in our Party at this critical time.
“The PDP must remain focused as we continue to take every necessary action to recover the stolen mandate freely given by Nigerians to our Party and Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Saturday February 25, 2023, at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.”