From Tina Ezin, Calabar
Attn: News Editor
Chairman of the Cross River State Anti-Tax Agency Bishop Emmah Gospel Isong has threntened to exposed politicians who are behind illegal tax collection in the state.
Isong who accused the political leaders of being enemies of democracy made the threat in Calabar while reacting to recent observations.
He said the operations of recalcitrant tax consultants who claimed to be representatives of government councils and MDAs of the government is jeopardizing the good intention of the state governor, Senator Ben Ayade on taxation.
The Chairman vowed, “I will profile the name of politicians who are constantly recalcitrant to His Excellency’s policy on taxes and give the electorate option rejecting such human beings into our democratic family.
“That does not look like gun or the judiciary system but my little contribution at the end of this office, I will publish their name if they continue in this activity.
“When we arrest some of these boys we interview them and they mention their names, these are my evidences so I am not going to be mentioning people’s names because I don’t like your suit but because you are part of it.
“Parties can nominate them but they must fail elections at local government because they are enemies of the people and enemies of democracy.
“How do you know that a particular local government chairman is not part of the system, if you are the chairman of XYZ local government, and my streets are filed with boys wearing uniform and carrying ID Cards and attacking people, you don’t need rocket science to know they are involved.”
According to him that the agency is set to partner with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to prosecute politicians who are behind the illegal taxation.
He however called on citizens of the state to support the agency in the fight against illegal taxations.