Exposed: Anambra PDP Guber Candidate, Tony Nwoye Presented Fake Tax Certificates (Photos)
You may be aware that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP screening committee for the Anambra state primaries for the November 16 election at its first sitting disqualified the Mr Tony Nwoye , who emerged the candidate of a faction of the party in the state. The basis of Nwoye’s disqualification bothers mainly on issues that have to do with his tax records.
But when Nwoye appealed his suspension to the PDP primaries appeal committee, he was cleared and eventually emerged the governorship candidate of the party.
Facts have however emerged that his clearance by the appealed committee was based on the fake tax clearance certificate he presented to the committee.
Mr tony nwoye presented 3 different tax certificates for period spanning 2008 to 2013 of which each had contradictory data. The tax certificates are dated;
June 14, 2011 issued by enugu state government no. 000099753
June 19, 2012 issued by anambra state government no. 109985
July 25, 2013 issued by federal inland revenue service, abuja no. 05198093
On the tax certificate issued by enugu state goverment, he claims to have been issued a tax receipt for his 2009 tax paid on sept 19, 2009 which is a lie as this date was a Saturday (non working day)
The said certificate is claimed to have been issued on june 14, 2011 and the tax for 2011 paid on same date, june 14, 2011. If this is assumed to be true, which tax certificate did mr tony nwoye present to pdp & inec in the run up to the april 2011 national assembly elections in which he participated? Could he have paid his 2011 tax after the elections had taken place & his colleagues sworn into office?
In the tax certificate issued by anambra state government, he claims that his source of income is medical practice. Unless tony nwoye is guilty of quackery which is possible and is a criminal offence, tony nwoye is not a graduate talk less of being a medical doctor.
Tony nwoye was indeed a medical student in the university of nigeria nsukka and withdrew after a year in medical school, which he should be in the best position to inform all why he withdrew. Was it personal or he failed 2nd mb or was involved in cult activities?
A look at the 2012 and 2013 tax certificates shall reveal that the taxes were not paid as at when due.
to further prove the lies he has concocted, his original tax receipts should be demanded and verified as this was the reason he has failed to show these to the screening committee rather, bringing a scanned copy on the pretext that originals are in anambra state.
Part iv 14(a) of the PDP guidelines states clearly that an aspirant shall not be qualified to be nominated or contest if he fails to have paid tax for the preceeding three years as at when due, and part iv15(2) of the same guidelines states that any aspirant who gives false information shall be disqualified.
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By Abubakar Sidiq Usman
Barely two days after a People’s Democratic Party,PDP-based pressure group under the aegis of Anambra Good Governance Torch(AGGT) led by Chief Brian Ojukwu-omenka raised alarm over what they described as massive injustice and fraud on which the parallel primaries of the party where Senator Andy Uba and his political son, Tony Nwoye emerged victorious were conducted last weekend, the party has indicated readiness to revisit the process.
Indications from the Wadata Plaza Headquarters of the party in Abuja, revealed that a lot of unsavory stories have continued to emerge as to what has bolstered Senator Uba’s seeming penchant to ridicule the party directives for fear of competing with others and losing, and also how Nwoye who was earlier thrown out as a result of his tax defaults suddenly got cleared and went ahead to clinch victory effortlessly, or so it seemed.
Party leaders in the country who were now privy to the details of the below the table acts from the two camps have voiced their individual disagreement with any move to present any of the two, as it would mean a smooth sail for the other opposition parties.
Also that it would be a big embarrassment for the party and the nation for a grade A state like Anambra to have someone who has skeleton in his cupboard as the flagbearer of the ruling PDP.
Chief Ojukwu-omenka noted that the opposing candidates from the two parallel factions of the party were a clear prelude to losing the governorship seat to a rival political party.
He said it was regrettable especially in the face of the below average performance of Peter Obi- led APGA administration which now force the outgoing governor into using all manner of gifts of rice, cash, cars and other subtle methods to pull a wool over the eyes of the citizens.
He said the AGGT urge the party secretariat into sanctioning Uba, Nwoye and another candidate- Nicholas Ukachukwu for using undemocratic methods in the two separate primaries. They were accused of cloning the delegates tags with which they smuggled in non-PDP members into the venue of the primary at the Dr Ekwueme Square in Awka.
A member of the G21 Group of the party in Anaocha LGA of the state, Dr Kenneth Azinge expressed concern that “Nwoye was found to have defaulted in the payment of his annual taxes, as at when due, and was consequently disqualified by the party’s screening panel. That it was amazing that all the boastings by his sponsors, backers and supporters that things must sway in their favor on the return of the Party chiefs that went on lesser hajj actually worked out accordingly.
He also accused most of the aspirants of using all manner of tactics alien to democracy- like the unleashing of various named campus cult groups to manipulate the primary processes and subdue opponents.