Umar Damagun, PDP acting chairman.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appointed an acting national chairman for the opposition party.

This is coming a day after Iyorchia Ayu was restrained by a high court in Benue State from parading himself as the party’s helmsman.

“In-line with the recent Court Order from the Benue State High Court, restraining the National Chairman, @iyorchiayu, from parading himself as Chairman of the party, the Deputy National Chairman, North, Amb Iliya Umar Damagum has assumed office as the Acting National Chairman of the @OfficialPDPNig, pending the determination of the case in court,” the PDP announced in a tweet Tuesday afternoon.