Bayelsa PDP stalwart drags party to court over N85m unpaid rent

By AdvocateNews on 25/05/2019

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Mr Chubby Ben-Walson, has dragged the Bayelsa  chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), to a State High Court sitting in Yenagoa, for failure to pay its eight years outstanding rents.

The rents totaling N85 million is for the State Secretariat of the Party in Onopa area of Yenagoa.

At the hearing on Thursday, counsel to Ben-Walson, former chairman of Yenagoa LGA, Kelvin Ejelonu, lamented that the PDP who was not represented in court by a counsel had been served the court notice since March 27.

 Ejelonu noted that according to the Court proceedings rule, that the time they had to file their response to the processes had long elapsed.

In his ruling, Justice T. I. Cocodia, urged the complainant to give the PDP another chance to enable them file their response and  be served  hearing notice and adjourned the matter to June 24.

The former council boss, in his affidavit deposed before the court is seeking a declaration of the court that "he is entitled to payment of rent from the PDP for the use of his building as party secretariat."

The One storey building is located along  DSP Alamieseigha Expressway, Yenagoa.

Ben Walson, a stalwart of the ruling PDP in Bayelsa further prayed the court for:

"An order of the court that the defendant (PDP) should pay to the claimant the outstanding rent of N85 million being balance of unpaid rent for the claimant's building from July 31, 2010 to till July 31, 2018.

"An order to the defendant to pay the due rent of N20 million as rent from July 31, 2018 to July 31, 2019 if this matter transcends August 1, 2019.

"An order of this court that the defendant should pay to the claimant 10% interest on the balance of the unpaid rent, and 10% interest on the total judgement sum until the said judgment sum is liquidated." 

Posted 25/05/2019 04:03:15 AM

 

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