THE National Resistance Movement (NRM) party has been evicted from its Gulu district office over sh4.6m in rent arrears. Office equipment was thrown out on Tuesday morning on the orders of the landlord, David Lakony.
Lakony, 60, who is also an NRM member, said he was fed up with accommodating the party.
â€œBeing a retired civil servant, I need money to look after my family. I cannot continue to host the party in my premises with a sh4.6m debt,â€ said Lakony, adding that the party had failed to pay the house rent of sh200,000 a month from 2006 to January this year.
Lakony said despite an agreement he had signed with the party in October 2008 to pay the outstanding balance before the end of the year, no payments were made.
The Gulu district party chairperson, Paul Ojok and his deputy, Dr. Freddy Oyat, discussed the consequences of the eviction.
The party office has been re-located to a smaller office on Queens Avenue offered by a supporter.
NRM evicted from offices over rent