The internal crisis rocking the Lagos chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken a turn for the worse following the reported eviction of executive members and staff of the party from the secretariat over unpaid rent on Monday.
As reported by Daily Trust, the eviction, it was learnt, followed a court judgement effected by the owner of the property along Adekunle Fajuyi Road in Ikeja GRA.
Armed policemen and court bailiffs were said to have stormed the secretariat to carry out the eviction. The eviction, it was learnt, lasted over two hours.
However, PDP spokesman Taofik Gani, in a statement, said he could not confirm the development because he was outside the state but noted that it would be condemnable if that actually happened.
But he confirmed that the party has an issue with the payment of rent and it was being sorted out.
He said, “I have been getting calls from the Media and public, showing concerns and in the bid to confirm, about the Court eviction said to have been levied on the premises of the State Secretariat of PDP in Lagos.
“However, It is sad that such could happen where there should be due legal process. To the best of my knowledge, I know there were demands for outstanding rent and in fact, some payments made with balance to be paid soonest, but I am not aware of any Court process to evict at all.
“This must not be a “kangaroo” process aided to embarrass and destabilize the main opposition in the state.
“All sensitive documents of the Party must have been destroyed or deliberately taken away to break our strategies towards 2023. This is Vendetta. We shall put in all legal efforts to get justice.”
Recall that the party’s congress in Lagos was stalled recently after the process was disrupted midway while no date has been fixed for a fresh congress.