A Bayelsa State High Court sitting in Yenagoa, has requested the Bayelsa State section of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to pay the entirety of N105 million exceptional overdue debts of lease to the landowner of its state secretariat complex, in Yenagoa, the state capital.
Conveying his judgment on Suit No: YNC/50/2019, on Thursday, Justice T. I. Cocodia, allowed the landowner and previous committee director, Mr. Tubby Walson’s affirmation, that he is qualified for installment of lease from the PDP for the utilization of his six-winged story building situated along Alamieyeseigha Expressway, Yenagoa, as Corporate Secretariat complex of the PDP from August 2008 till date.
He ordered, “That the PDP should pay the landlord the sum of N85 million being balance of unpaid rent from July 2010 to July 2018 for a six-winged storey building used as corporate secretariat of the party in Bayelsa State.
Justice Cocodia, additionally requested the PDP to pay the due lease of N20 miillion to the proprietor as lease from July 2018 to July 2019 if the issue rises above August 1, 2019.
It discovered that the land owner and previous committee director of Yenagoa Local Government Area, Mr. Tubby Walson, a year ago had hauled the PDP, Bayelsa State section to a state high court for inability to pay aggregated lease unfulfilled obligations since 2010.
In his response to the judgment, advice to the proprietor, Kelvin Ejelonu Esq, depicted the judgment too merited as not exclusively did the inquirer demonstrate his case yet additionally the respondent (PDP) didn’t in any capacity disapprove.
He said the case of the claimant, which was established by preponderance of evidence, adding that “the judgment reemphasizes the fact that once you have a legal right and you pursue same through the courts you are sure to get justice.”