Thursday, 8 September 2016

Landlord evicts tenants for supporting APC.

A landlord has reportedly evicted at least 5 of his tenants from his house for supporting the All Progressive Congress APC as opposed to People's Democratic Party PDP.

The landowner identified as Mr. David Agberemole is reported to have unleashed untold hardships on the tenants living on his property located at Uzea Community in Esan North East Local Government Area of Edo State, for choosing to support a political party other than his.

Three of such tenants, Mr Sylvester Chukwuemeka, Okosun Christiana and Ogbeide Elizabeth have lamented their unfair ordeal.

Speaking in her native dialect (Esan), Christiana said, “We don’t have any problem, just party differences, he told us he wanted everyone in the house to support PDP, because he is a member of the party, but I refused.

“I told him that I have been in APC for a very long time that even if the PDP is buying me a car I prefer to remain in the APC, and he said since that is my stand; I should consider myself evicted from his house."

Another of the evicted tenants, Chukwuemeka disclosed that his rents were up to date and that the landlord's actions went against the principles of fair play and justice.

“I don’t understand why the landlord will just decide to drive us out of his house because we are not supporting PDP. I pay my rent regularly and this is not fair to me.

“The state government should come to our aid because I don’t know when it became a crime to support a party.”

He went on to call on all the relevant authorities to come to their aid even as the Acting Executive Chairman of Edo State Internal Revenue Service, Barr. Emmanuel Usoh has done by giving the evicted tenants some bags of cement and money to build their own houses.

The said landlord remains out of reach as family members at his residence say he is away on a trip, but confirmed that the evicted persons were indeed previous tenants in the house.

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