Iyorchia Ayu, the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has insisted that he can not be suspended by any organ of the party except the National Executive Committee (NEC).
The embattled PDP chieftain said the party’s constitution expressly prohibits any organ of the party or executive committee at the ward, state or national level to take any disciplinary measure against any member of the NEC.
According to him, the purported announcement of his suspension is only mischief, drama and propaganda, adding that it was an exercise in futility.
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He disclosed this in a statement by his special adviser on Media and Communications, Simon Imobo-Tswam.
He said: “For starters, Article 57(7) of the PDP constitution as amended in 2017 expressly prohibits any organ of the party or executive committee of the party at the ward or state levels from taking any disciplinary measure against any member of the party’s National Executive Committee.
“The purported suspension is, therefore, an exercise in futility as it derives its strength majorly from gross illiteracy, ignorance, gambling and desperation. It has only mischief, drama and propaganda value.”
Going further, he urged Nigerians to ignore rumours, saying those behind the plot were only investing in expensive illusions.