The national working committee of the People’s Democratic Party PDP has appointed Ambassador Umar ILilya Damagum as the Party’s new interim National Chairman.
This development was announced on Tuesday by the National Publicity Secretary Of PDP Hon. Debo Ologunagba in a press statement.
Amb Umar Ililya Damagum was before his appointment the Deputy national chairman of PDP in Yobe state.
According To statement, he said that the decision came after a Benue state high court had barred the former National Chairman Iyorchia Ayu from parading himself as PDP national chairman.
The statement further charged all leaders, critical stakeholders, teeming members and supporters of the Party to remain calm and united at this critical time.
The Statement Reads
PDP NWC Appoints Amb. Damagum as Acting National Chairman
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at an emergency meeting today, Tuesday, March 28, 2023 acknowledge the Order of the Benue State High Court, dated March 27, 2023 with regards to the Chairmanship position of our great Party.
After a careful consideration of the Court Order and in line with Section 45 (2) of the Constitution of the PDP (as amended in 2017), the NWC resolved that the Deputy National Chairman (North) His Excellency, Amb. Umar Ililya Damagum assumes the National Chairmanship of our Party in acting capacity with effect from today, Tuesday, March 28, 2023.
The NWC charges all leaders, critical stakeholders, teeming members and supporters of our great Party to remain calm and united at this critical time.
Hon. Debo Ologunagba
National Publicity Secretary