Akeredolu Killing Ondo People With Heavy Taxation - PDP AllegesOur People Are Seeing Dividends Of Democracy - APC Replies


Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has been accused of overburdening residents of the state with multiple taxation, thereby aggravating the spate of  poverty in the state.



Zadok Akintoye, the Media and Publicity Secretary of the PDP, while speaking with Members of Nigeria Guild of Investigative Journalists, NGIJ, said the Akeredolu administration has further impoverished the State and its people, as they are been forced to pay from their noses, despite the fact that  people of the state are lacking basic amenities they ought to have been enjoying as the dividend of democracy.

He accused that Akeredolu's administration has been embarking on white Elephant projects that have no meaningful impact on the people of the State.
"The ongoing Ore bridge construction has been shrouded in secrecy with the Akeredolu administration being economical with the truth on the actual amount budgeted for the project, likewise other projects in the State".

Meanwhile the Ruling All Progressive Congress, (APC) has refuted the claims, insisting  that the government has  been prudent with the state  resources.

Alex Kalejaye, APC spokesman in the state said Akeredolu's administration has implemented a lot of infrastructural projects across the State.

He chided the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and describe them as opposition who will never see anything good that is currently going on in the state. 

"Nothing good comes easy as regards to the taxation. At least the people are seeing what the government is doing with the taxes."
 The APC spokesman added that quality education is not cheap.  " You can't expect something good from the opposition, that is why they are attacking the government wrongly"

He noted that Governor Akeredolu has constructed many roads than other past governors in the state. The road to  oke Alabojuto in Ikare, Iwaro in Oka, Ifon an  outlet  lane which was a death trap has been completed. Also, the roads to Ajekunle, Ogbonmo, Ikare, Arakale, Idanre Oda Road have all been constructed by Arakunrin Akeredolu administration kalejaye added.

Wale Abydeen the President of Nigerian Guild Of Investigative Journalists (NGIJ) said  members of the Guild have been deployed to 18 Local Government Areas of the state to administer  questionnaires among the residents.

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