By Dayo Johnson
Akure—THE opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo State weekend, pleaded with the state government to relax its tax burden on the people of the state.
Its state party chairman, Isaac Kekemeke, in a statement in Akure, lamented the continuous exploitation of the poor masses in the guise of taxes and indiscriminate charges.
But the state government in a swift reaction said any tax imposed in the state has legislative backing of the House of Assembly.
Information Commissioner Kayode Akinmade said the state governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, is a governor with a caring heart and would never inconvenience the people of the state.
Akinmade asked the opposition to look inwards and compare the heavy yoke of taxes imposed in states administered by the APC governors with what obtains in Ondo.