A High Court in Makurdi, Benue State, has issued an interim injunction restraining Dr Iyorchia Ayu from acting as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party.
The order was given in a case filed by Terhide Utaan, with Ayu and the PDP as defendants. The case was adjourned until April 17 for further hearing.
The application was supported by a 15 paragraph affidavit and three exhibits, including the applicant’s membership card, receipts for payment of dues, and a vote of no confidence passed in Ayu by the Igyorov Council Ward of the PDP in Gboko Local Government, Benue State.
The court statement said, “Upon hearing Mr. M. T. Assoh of Learned Counsel ably move the application and upon a dispassionate consideration of the facts placed before me in the pool of the affidavit evidence, and again, upon the consideration of the issues distilled in the written address by M. T. Assoh of Learned Counsel, it is my candid view that this is a proper case to grant the interim injunction as craved.
“Consequently, this application is hereby granted in terms of the reliefs captured in the motion papers as herein before reproduced. It is so ordered.”