The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that its National Chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu has not been suspended from office.
The National Publicity Secretary of the main opposition party, Debo Ologunagba, made this known in a statement on Wednesday.
The statement followed a social media report that the National Chairman of the party had been suspended by the party’s National Working Committee, NWC, after the party’s national convention.
But the PDP has described the report as a completely false news, existing only in the imagination of mischief-makers who want to destabilize the party.
“It is clear that the false report is the handiwork of vicious anti-people forces who are agitated by the stability, unity, and soaring popularity of our party under the cohesive Sen. Dr. Ayu-led National Working Committee, as well as the intimidating stature of our Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidates, His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar and His Excellency, Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, respectively,” the statement said.
The party’s spokesman further revealed that Ayu is on a short vacation outside the country.
He pointed out that in accordance with the party’s constitution, the Chairman temporarily transmitted power to the Deputy National Chairman (North), Amb. Umar Iliya Damagum.
He also said that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was informed of the development.