Former ruling Unity Party (UP) has been dragged to Court in Gbarnga, Bong County by a property owner for the party’s alleged failure to pay rental since last year.
Speaking in an interview with this paper recently, Hallie Sabar, the owner of a three – bedroom house which the party uses as its office explains that his decision to take Unity Party to court is due to the party’s alleged failure to pay rental for about 19 months.
According to Sabar, the total amount that the party owes him is US$6,000.
He demands the party to pay his money and leave the house.
He alleged that officials of Unity Party Bong Chapter are not taking proper care of the building and they are allegedly renting it to others.He laments that this contravenes the agreement that he and the party officials signed few years back.
The aggrieved landlord says based on the alleged refusal of the party’s leadership to pay arrears, it is important that he takes the party to court because legality is the best option.
“I want the party to give me all my money. Why will they owe me? Am I a Partisan of Unity Party? Even if so, do they know how this house was built? he asks.
Mr. Sabar indicates that the leadership of UP has over the past time allegedly misused his building, describing the situation as very shameful for a party that led the country for 12 years.
“Let them pay my money and leave the house now, that’s all I want,” he adds.
When our correspondent contacted Unity Party National Chairman Wilmot Paye, he confirmed that the Party owes Landlord Sabar. But he says it’s the responsibility of the Party’s County Chairman Robert Womba to clarify to the media.
Since then, this paper has tried in getting to Mr. Robert Womba but his phone continues to ring continuously without answer.By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong–Edited by Winston W. Parley