Federal High Court has issued an interim order, restraining the PDP from removing Umar Damagum as the Acting National Chairman of the PDP.

JUSTICE P. O. LIFU (JP) in an interim injunction ordered the following:

1. The Defendants/Respondents are hereby restrained in the interim, from appointing, selecting, nominating any person to replace Amb. Umar Illiya Damagum as National Chairman or Acting National Chairman of the 1st Defendant/Respondent pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice already filed which is herein fixed against the 14th of May, 2024.

2. The Defendants/Respondents by themselves, agents, privies or by any proxy, are hereby in the interim, restrained from according recognition to any person other than Amb. Umar Illiya Damagum as Acting National Chairman of the 1st Defendants/ Respondents or giving effect to or acting upon any document purporting.

The PDP has been at loggerheads with it safe after the emergency of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as it’s presidential candidate.

Upon his emergence the Wike led faction known as G5 demanded for the resignation of the chairman and zooming of the seat to the south, a move which was rejected by Ayu led to the poor outing of the party in 2023 General election and suspension of Ayu from the party.