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General News of Tuesday, 28 March 2023


Ayu is looking for trouble if he disregards court order on his suspension – Bode George

Iyorchia Ayu and Bode George Iyorchia Ayu and Bode George

Bode George, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the suspension of Iyorchia Ayu, the National Chairman of the party and a court order which barred him from parading himself as the opposition party chairman.

This comes after a High Court in Makurdi, Benue State on Monday, March 27 issued an interim injunction restraining Ayu from parading himself as the PDP chairman.

The presiding judge, Justice W.I. Kpochi, gave the interim order in suit No. MHC/85/2023 filed at the court by a party member from Benue State, Terhide Utaan with Ayu and the PDP as defendants.

Reacting to this during an interview on Channels Television, George said: “If there is that court that a judge has issued, the National Legal Adviser representing the party, Ayu should go to that court and plead with the judge that this kind of order cannot hold because of AB, B, C, D.

“If you don’t do that and you disregard the order from the court, then you are looking for trouble.

“It is a matter of wanting Ayu or not. All I was saying as a respecter of the rules of the party was that when the founding fathers came, (they) made it exceedingly clear that whoever emerges as the President cannot come from the same zone as the National Chairman.

“I remember what Ayu told us that if the presidential candidate emerges from the North, I will resign, now he didn’t. But those mistakes have been made. The underbelly of the party is still rumbling.

“Whether I like him or not, that is not the issue now. The main issue is that we must stabilise this platform. Let everybody cool down. If we start firing ourselves and make the party look like a divided house, a divided house is a defeated house.”