Mr Charles Aniagwu, the spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), in Delta State says the purported suspension of the party’s National Chairman, Dr Iyorchia Ayu is illegal.
Aniagwu said this in a statement on Tuesday in Asaba, insisting that those behind the suspension were ignorant of the provisions of the party’s constitution.
He said section 57(7) of the PDP Constitution was very clear on who had the power to suspend or discipline a member of the National Working Committee or National Executive Committee of the party.
“When they proceeded to ask the Ward of the National Chairman to take disciplinary action against him assuming that they have the power they ought to have given him a fair hearing by summoning him to defend himself.
” But Section 57 did not give them the power to carry out such action against a member of NWC.
“So, if anyone is proceeding to court with such an illegal suspension he is just causing unnecessary trouble for the party,” he said.
The spokesperson said that the exparte order from the court restraining Ayu from carrying out his duties as National Chairman was most unfortunate.
According to him the basis for granting the said order was faulty.
He added that he was optimistic that the party would come out stronger from its current travails.