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Court stops Iyorchia Ayu from acting as PDP National Chairman
A Benue State High Court has issued an interim order restraining Senator Iyorchia Ayu, from acting or parading himself as the National Christian of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The presiding judge, Justice W. I. Kpochi, granted the interim order on Monday while ruling on a motion ex parte marked MHC/633/2023, and filed by the former aide to Governor Samuel Ortom, Conrad Terhide Utaan.
Justice Kpochi’s ruling read, “An order of interim injunction restraining the 1st defendant Senator Dr. lyorchia Ayu from parading himself as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) having lost membership of the party, pending the hearing and determination of Motion on Notice already filed.
“The application is supported by a fifteen (15) paragraph affidavit to which is annexed three exhibits as Exhibits A1, A2, and B which are the Applicant’s membership card of the 2nd defendant, receipts for payment of dues and a vote of no confidence passed on the 1st Defendant/Respondent by the Igyorov Council Ward of the 2nd Defendant in Gboko Local Government, Benue State.
“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.”