After his initial disregard to the suspension placed on him by the executive of his ward in Benue State, embattled National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, has stepped down as the chairman of the party.
He has been replaced by the Deputy National Chairman (North) Umar Damagum.
Damagum will work in acting capacity pending the determination of the case in court.
An High Court in Makurdi, Benue State , had given order restraining Ayu from parading himself as the chairman of the party pending determination of the substantive suit which has been adjourned to 17th April, 2023.
A member of the PDP from Benue, Terhide Utaan, had gone to court to seek order restraining Ayu from parading himself as the national chairman of the party, after he had been suspended by his ward in Benue State.