The Amb. Umar Illiya Damagun-led National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, has reversed some punitive decisions taken against party leaders by the Court restrained National Chairman of the party, Dr. Iyiorchia Ayu.
Ayu had led the party into suspending former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim, former Governors, Ayo Fayose (Ekiti), Ibrahim Shema (Katsina) and two others over alleged anti-party activities.
He had also led the NWC into referring Governor Samuel Ortom to the party’s Disciplinary Committee for the same offence.
Damagun who was appointed Acting National Chairman of the PDP on Tuesday, held his first full fledged meeting on Thursday where the decision to reverse these disciplinary measures were taken.
The decision to reverse the suspensions and other referrals was announced after the meeting by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Hon. Debo Ologunagba.
He said, “The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at its meeting today, Thursday, March 30, 2023 extensively discussed recent developments in the Party.
“The NWC recognized the imperativeness of a total reconciliation among Party leaders and critical stakeholders for a more cohesive Party in the overall interest of our teeming members and Nigerians in general.
“Consequent upon the above, the NWC reverses the referral of the Governor of Benue State, His Excellency, Dr. Samuel Ortom to the National Disciplinary Committee.
“The NWC in the same vein reverses the suspension of the following underlisted members of our great Party:
“This decision is without prejudice to the powers of the NWC to take necessary disciplinary action against any member of the Party at any time pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the PDP (as amended in 2017).