The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has relieved the embattled National Chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu, of his position.


The leadership of the PDP replaced Ayu with one of his deputies, Amb Umar Damagum.


This is contained in a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Debo Ologunagba, on Tuesday.


Ologunagba said the 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.