By Chuks Onuoha.
The Aba Landlords Protection And Development Association (ALPADA) has urged their members to encourage their tenants/wards as well as their dependents, who are up to 18 years and above to get theirs PVCs to enable them participate in the 2023 general elections.The Association explained that it is only those who have PVCS that will be in a position to elect credible, visionary, God-fearing and democratic leaders, who will salvage the Country and put the state on the part of development and progress.This is contained in a communiqué issued over the weekend, after the “2nd Edition of ALPADA Week which started from Wednesday 2nd To Friday 4th November,2022, at Unubi Hall, No.5A Ngwa Road, Aba, Abia state.The Communiqué was signed by Chief A E. Udeigbo (President General) Comrade Benson Imo(Sec General), Engr Leonard Onyemesiri (Director Of Programs /DPG) and Mr Chidi Ume (Sec. Programs/Asst Sec. General).ALPADA advised members and all tenants living in their houses to take the issue of health seriously as it is essential, urging them to always embark on regular medical checks to avert sudden ailment.“ALPADA members should engage in physical exercises to enhance their health and physical wellbeing”, they advised, and urged all their members to pay all the lawfully approved levies and taxes to the State Government. They however decried how some agents of the State Government use law enforcement agents or task forces to intimidate harass and embarrass law-abiding members of ALPADA who regularly pay government lawful approved taxes and levies, leaving out the real tax evaders to walk the streets freely.They called on government agents to desist from multiple taxation, which they said is negatively affecting the landlords and their businesses in the state.They charged members to ensure that they provide conducive environment for their tenants by providing essential amenities to them, as ‘what is worth doing is worth well”. According to the Communiqué, ALPADA is set to establish a medical laboratory that would cost N25 million where its members would obtain free medical tests and diagnosis for quicker treatment and better health.They promised to stand by any committed, law-abiding and financially up-to-date member who is being wrongly prosecuted or embarrassed by any law enforcement agent, tout or task force group. END