PDP using tax to scare opposition — YDP


By Emmanuel Aziken Political Editor

The Young Democratic Party, YDP has accused the ruling PDP of foisting tax clearance as a requirement for candidates as a way of suppressing competition in council areas the PDP is believed to be vulnerable.

Ofume: YDP chairman

The newly registered YDP which is fielding candidates in only nine out of the 25 local government areas of the state said many of its potential candidates who were mainly fresh graduates with strong local followership were forced to drop out because they were unable to raise the funds to process the tax clearance.

YDP chairman, Mr. Festus Ofume in an interview said:

“Initially, we had candidates coming for all 25 chairmanship positions    but when the matter of tax clearance came up it became a huge setback and we think that the ruling party used it as a move to eliminate those people they think will give them…

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