Court bars Ayu from parading himself as PDP Chairman

Iyorchia Ayu – Embattled PDP Chairman

A High Court in Makurdi, Benue State has issued an interim injunction restraining Senator Iyorchia Ayu from parading himself as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party.

The court, presided over by Justice W. I. Kpochi, gave the order on Monday after Ayu’s suspension by the party.

Particulars of the ex-parte application brought before the presiding Justice W.I. Kpochi read, suit no. MHC/85/2023 with motion no. MHC/633m/2023 filed by Terhide Utaan with Ayu and the PDP as defendants.

BRANDPOWER recalls that Ayu’s Igyorov Ward in Gboko Local Government Area of Benue State suspended him on Sunday.

In his ruling,. Justice Kpochi stated, “Upon hearing Mr. M. T. Assoh of learned counsel ably move the application and upon a dispassionate consideration of the facts placed before me in the pool of the affidavit evidence, and again, upon the consideration of the issues distilled in the written address by M.T. Assoh of learned counsel, it is my candid view that this is a proper case to grant the interim injunction as craved.

“Consequently, this application is hereby granted in terms of the reliefs captured in the motion papers as herein before reproduced.

“It is so ordered.

“Adjourned to 17/4/2023 for hearing”.

It was also said the application was supported by a 15-paragraph affidavit annexed as exhibits.

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