Ayu returns to Nigeria after vacation in UK

PDP National Chairman, Dr Iyorchia Ayu

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, has returned to Nigeria from the United Kingdom after a brief vacation.

He arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Friday.

Ayu jetted out of Nigeria on June 21, 2022, for a brief vacation after the busy party primaries.

A statement by his Special Assistant on Communication and Strategy, Simon Imobo-Tswam, stated that Ayu transferred the interim leadership of the party to the highest-ranked member of the National Working Committee, Amb. Umar Damagum, the Deputy National Chairman, North, before the vacation.


The Independent National Electoral Commission was also put on notice of the interim leadership of Damagum for the brief vacation.

The statement reads in part, “Before travelling out, the PDP National Chairman had handed over to the most senior member of the party’s National Working Committee, i.e. Amb. Umar Damagun, who is the Deputy National Chairman, North.

“Besides handing over to the deputy chairman North, Ayu also notified the Independent National Electoral Commission of his brief vacation and the temporary handover to Amb. Damagun in an acting capacity.

Ayu commended the untiring effort that the acting chairman exercised during his absence and the support party members gave him.

“Ayu salutes Amb. Damagun running the party most admirably in his brief absence, and thanks the national working committee as well as party faithful across the country for giving the deputy national chairman unqualified support while he held fort for him,” the statement added.

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