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PDP appoints Amb. Umar Damagum as acting National Chairman

BoomRadioNG | March 28, 2023

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has today announced the appointment of Umar Damagum as the acting National Chairman of the party. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Debo Ologunagba stating that “The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at an emergency meeting today, Tuesday, March 28, 2023, acknowledge the Order of the Benue State High Court, dated March 27, 2023, with regards to the Chairmanship position of our great Party,”



“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) His Excellency, Amb. Umar Ililya Damagum assumes the National Chairmanship of our Party in an acting capacity with effect from today, Tuesday, March 28, 2023.”

He replaces Iyorchia Ayu who was suspended by his ward in Benue State for anti-party activities. The court thereafter restrained him from parading himself as the chairman of the party pending the determination of the substantive suit which has been adjourned to April 17, 2023, for a hearing.


PDP appoints Amb. Umar Damagum as acting National Chairman


A member of the party from Benue state, Terhide Utaan, who is the plaintiff before Justice W. I Kpochi, obtained the order stopping Sen. Ayu from parading himself as national chairman of the party following his suspension by his Igyorov Ward Exco saying it was wrong for him to continue as the PDP chair. He argued that such a move will further cause chaos.





Dolupo Balogun

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