A worker at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, has lost his 10-year-old job for openly professing his support for the President-elect, Gen. Mohammed Buhari.
Mohammed Khalid Yakubu, while speaking with newsmen reported that his immediate boss, the head of housekeeping department, Mr. Paul Agiopu conspired with the general manager, Mr Etienne Gailliez, a national of Holland, to terminate his ten-year employment with Transcorp Hilton Hotel on February 10, 2015.
The dismissed staff said on that fateful day, Agiopu and Gailliez told him that Transcorp Hilton belonged to members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and not the All Progressives Congress (APC), and as such, he should go and meet Buhari and APC to give a job.
“On 10th of February, 2015, I was at Transcorp Hilton where I had worked for ten years until now. On that day, I went up to my office, Housekeeping department, on the fourth floor. When I knocked on the door, it was the general manager, Mr Etienne Gailliez who opened the door; behind him was my boss, Mr Paul Agiopu who surprisingly called me by my name Khalid, instead of the usual APC because of my support for Buhari, which we usually joked about.
“I asked him why he called me by Khalid instead of the usual APC. It was at that point that the general manager, Mr Etienne Gailliez told me point blank that Transcorp Hilton belonged to the PDP and not the APC, and that I should go and meet Buhari and APC to give me job. And within 10 minutes, while I was still taking the conversation as a joke, the director of Human Resources, Omorinsola Sofola was ready with my letter of termination. This is an injustice,” Yakubu cried.