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Group Petitions FIRS For Atiku’s Back Tax Returns



An Ikeja, Lagos based group has petitioned the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS seeking details of the tax returns of Atiku Abubakar in the period between 2015 and 2016.

The group which alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP presidential candidate hurried to pay the tax dues for the period 2015 to 2017 only to meet up with requirements of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

The group, Committee for the Protection of Peoples Mandate made the request under the Freedom of Information Act.

The petition signed by its national coordinator, Nelson Ekujumi and a member, Solomon Sobade read thus:

“We are Nigerians committed to enthrone honesty and integrity in public office and the sustenance of true democracy.

“It is in this regard that we write to you under Section 1 (1) and (2) and Section 4(a) of the Freedom of Information Act to make available to us the 2015 and 2016 Personal Income Tax receipts of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar who is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 Presidential elections.

“Information at our disposal is that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar DID NOT PAY HIS Personal Income Tax for several years and only ran to the FIRS in April this year to pay the back-log of only his 2015 – 2017 taxes to meet up with the requirements of INEC. Hence, in filing his INEC forms, he only produced his receipt for 2017 tax which was paid in April, 2018. Kindly find attached his INEC forms with only his 2017 tax receipt. HE DELIBERATELY OMITTED TO ATTACH HIS 2015 AND 2016 TAX RECEIPTS.

“As someone who continuously says he is interested in getting Nigeria and its economy working again, it is important Nigerians know whether he has been paying his Personal Income Taxes AS AT WHEN DUE.

“Consequently, we request for his 2015 and 2016 Tax receipts to ascertain whether he paid his taxes AS AT WHEN DUE.

“TAKE NOTICE that you are to meet our demands within SEVEN (7) working days of the receipt of this letter.

“TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that if you fail, refuse and/or neglect to do so, we shall be heading to court to compel you to so do.”


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