By Matthew Ajai-Kume
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue State Friday released programme of activities for the home coming of the newly inaugurated National Chairman, Senator Dr Iyorchia Ayu.
A statement made available to newsmen by Chairman of the Publicity and Protocol Sub-Committee, Dr Joseph Nyam said, the events will commence Saturday, December 11, 2021 with the reception of the National Chairman on his arrival from Abuja by party faithful at the Agan toll gate by 12.00pm.
“Thereafter, Dr Ayu will be driven in a motorcade to the Benue People’s House, Makurdi where he will pay a courtesy visit to Governor Samuel Ortom,” the statement read.
The statement further said: “This will be followed immediately by a State Caucus and Stakeholders meeting to be addressed by the National Chairman at the New Banquet Hall of the Benue People’s House, Makurdi by 2.00pm.
“On Sunday, 12th December, 2021 all roads lead to the main bowl of the Aper Aku Stadium where an Inter-denominational Church Service and Thanksgiving shall be held in honour of Sen. Ayu by 10.00am with a reception to follow immediately at the same venue.”
The statement further said: “On Monday, 13th December 2021 at 10.00am, the National Chairman shall pay a royal visit on the Tor Tiv, V, His Royal Majesty, Orchivirigh Prof. James Ayatse at his Palace in Gboko and at 12.00pm, the National Chairman shall be attending a grand decamping ceremony where a three time member representing Gboko/Tarka Federal Constituency, Rt. Hon. John Dyegh will be dumping the ship of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to join the PDP. “
According to the statement, the Venue for Dyegh’s decamping from APC to PDP is the NKST Primary School playground, Genyi-Yandev, Gboko Local Government Area of Benue State.
The statement added that, on Tuesday, December 14, attention will shift to Zone C where Dr Ayu will equally pay a royal visit on the acting Och’ Idoma, His Majesty, Engr George Edeh in Otukpo after which he will attend the ceremony of a philanthropist and business mogul, Ochacho who will be officially joining the PDP also in Otukpo.
Party faithful and the general public have been requested to attend these heroic events and to observe COVID-19 preventive protocol.