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Evening’s Headlines: Benue PDP Suspends Ayu Over Anti-Party Activities, Buhari Pays Tribute To Gen Diya
Benue PDP Suspends Ayu Over Anti-Party Activities
The Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Igyorov Ward of Gboko Local Government Area of Benue State has suspended the National Chairman of the party, Iyorchia Ayu, with immediate effect.
They suspended Ayu for anti-party activities after passing a vote of no confidence on him.
While reading a resolution, the secretary of the party in Igyorov ward, Banger Dooyum, said Ayu’s anti-party activities – alongside his allies – contributed to PDP’s loss in his ward and local government in the governorship election.
Ayu is also accused of not paying his annual dues as enshrined by the party’s constitution. Twelve out of the seventeen exco members signed the documents endorsing his suspension.
They also alleged that the PDP chieftain did not vote during the
governorship and state assembly elections held on the 18th of March, 2023.
According to them, most of Ayu’s closest allies worked for the
opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) which resulted in the abysmal performance of the PDP in Igyorov Ward.
The ward chairman of Igyorov, Kashi Philip, also signed the letter alongside the exco.
Buhari pays tribute to Gen Diya
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed grief over the passing on Sunday of Lt. General Oladipo Diya, who served as Chief of General Staff from 1993 to 1997 and Vice Chairman of the Provisional Ruling Council in 1994.
The President in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi Adesina, paid tribute “to General Diya’s bold and courageous career in the Nigeria military and dedicated service to the country as General Officer Commanding, 82 Division, Commandant, National War College (1991–1993), Chief of Defence Staff and Military Governor of Ogun State from January 1984 to August 1985.”
President Buhari recalled that Diya was known for his brilliance, exceptional organizational skills and discipline, and he displayed these virtues in the important roles he held in office as a military officer.
He saluted the former Chief of General Staff for his love, belief and loyalty to the country he cherished so much and fought gallantly on the frontlines to defend her unity.
On behalf of the Federal Government, the President extends heartfelt condolences to Diya’s family, friends and colleagues.
Police Parade 17 Suspected Political Thugs In Nasarawa
The police authorities in Nasarawa have paraded 17 suspected political thugs for various offences in the recently concluded elections in the state.
Parading the suspects at the Police Headquarters in Lafia on Sunday, the Public Relations Officer in the state, Ramhan Nansel, said they were arrested with arms and ammunition.
He said some of the suspects were imported from Imo and the neighbouring Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with the aim of disrupting the recent elections in the state.
According to him, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Maiyaki Muhammed Baba, had raised an alarm over moves by certain political elements in the state to import thugs with the intent of causing a breach of peace during the presidential and National Assembly elections.
Gunmen kill 6 persons in Rivers community
Gunmen have killed 6 persons in Odiokwu community in Ahaoda West Local Government Area of Rivers State.
An eyewitness told DAILY POST that the attack was carried out around 11am on Sunday (today), at a sit out in the community.
The eyewitness said a resident who was preparing to go to church was also gunned down.
The source, who spoke under the condition of anonymity, expressed worry that 27 persons have died in Ekpeye kingdom in different attacks in the month of March.