Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) Iyorchia Ayu has been restrained from parading himself as the party’s national chairman pending the outcome of a suit against him which had been adjourned to April 17.
A High Court in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, denied Ayu the leadership title, according to Kano-based Solacebase.
A member of the PDP from Benue, Terhide Utaan, who is the plaintiff before Justice W. I Kpochi, obtained the order restraining Ayu from parading himself as national chairman of the party.
Ayu was suspended late last week for anti-party activities following the party’s loss in the presidential election.
Simon Imobo-Tswam, Ayu’s media aide, in a statement on Monday argued that only the ward lacked powers to suspend his principal.
Ayu’s political rival in the PDP and Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike on Monday, said he is elated that Benue State ward exco passed a vote of no confidence in him.
“I am not from Benue State, but I am happy, and now that Benue State has done it, we would now come out and say we are in support of it,” he said.