Bode George, a former deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has offered an explanation for the suspension of the party’s beleaguered Iyorchia Ayu.
George asserted that Ayu was suspended in order to remove him from office by embarrassing him.
Ayu was recently suspended by the PDP Executive Committee in Benue State’s Gboko Local Government Area’s Igyorov Ward.
Ayu resigned after being suspended at the ward level, and Umar Damagum was selected as his replacement.
The embattled PDP Chairman had been embroiled in a bitter feud with five PDP governors called the G-5.
Reacting, the elder statesman said Ayu behaved like a good manager by stepping down.
Addressing newsmen, George said: “Those who suspended Ayu at his ward wanted to embarrass him, and that is why they did what they did. He has to be a good manager and not behave like the headmaster of a primary school.
“I am appealing to all sides to allow peace to reign otherwise the crisis will consume this party the way they are going about it.
“Since he did not do what he was expected to do, that is why they did what they did by suspending him and going to court.”
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