The South-South zone of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has hailed the party over the amicable resolution of the crisis that emerged from the suspension of the party’s chairman, Senator Iyrochia Ayu and his replacement by Alhaji Iliya Umar.
The zonal committee has also called for the establishment of a truth and reconciliation committee to achieve lasting peace in the party.
The resolutions of the South-South chapter of the party followed a meeting of the Chief Dan Orbih led executive on Thursday, March 30, 2023 at the zonal headquarters in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State.
The party in a statement issued by its zonal publicity secretary, Bishop Etim Ante while commending its candidates who won in the 2023 General Election said:
“We commend the National Working Committee for its wise handling of Dr. Ayu’s suspension saga and the subsequent assumption of the office by the Deputy National Chairman North, Alhaji Iliya Umar as acting National Chairman.
“We support the National Working Committee (NWC) decision to reverse the earlier decision suspending prominent leaders and members without due process.
“The zone calls for amicable resolution of all lingering crisis bedeviling the party.
“The zone recommends the setting up of a Truth and Reconciliation Committee to achieve lasting peace and unity for the progress and growth of the party,” the South-South PDP said following the decision of Ayu to step down as national chairman.