A landlord in Uzea Community in Esan North East Local Government Area of Edo state has evicted five tenants in his house for supporting the All Progressives Congress, APC, against the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the forthcoming Edo governorship election.
The tenants evicted were,Mr Sylvester Chukwuemeka, Okosun Christiana and Ogbeide Elizabeth.
The tenants narrated their ordeals and how the landlord wants every one of them to vote for the PDP which he happens to be a member. But they all refused.
Speaking about the ordeal in Esan dialect was one of the tenants identified , Okosun Christiana, she 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, a victim of the eviction disclosed that although his rent was due but the action of the Landlord contradicts 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 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.”
It was gathered that the Acting Executive Chairman of Edo State Internal Revenue Service, Barr. Emmanuel Usoh, has made provision for the tenants by giving them tenants some bags of cement and money to build their own houses.