Landlord Ejects Tenants For Supporting APC

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A landlord identified as Mr David Agberemole has ejected no fewer than five tenants from his house located in Uzea Community in Esan North East local government area of Edo State, for supporting the All Progressives Congress (APC) against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The tenants, Mr Sylvester Chukwuemeka, Okosun Christiana and Ogbeide Elizabeth, who lamented their ordeal,     said they had suffered untold hardship from their landlord for not supporting the PDP which the landlord was sympathetic to.

One of the tenants, Okosun Christiana who spoke in her native dialect (Esan) 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,” she explained.

Also speaking, another of the evicted tenants Sylvester Chukwuemeka revealed that his rents were up to date, adding that the action of their landlord negates the principle of fair play and justice just because they refused to support the PDP.

“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 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 lamented.

Chukwuemeka called on relevant authorities to come to their aid just as the acting executive chairman of Edo State Internal Revenue Service, Barr. Emmanuel Usoh has given the evicted tenants some bags of cement and money to build their own houses.

Efforts to get comments from the said landlord proved abortive, as family members at his residence said he travelled, it was however confirmed that the evicted persons were previous tenants in the house

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