The Action Democratic Party (ADP) governorship candidate in Oyo state, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala on Monday said if voted in as governor, churches and mosques in the state will not pay any levy to the government.
Newspeakonline reports that Alao-Akala made the promise while receiving the Muslim community in Ogbomoso and environs at his Opadoyin Akala Lodge, Papa Alapo in Ogbomoso on Monday morning.
“I am aware that religious organisations in the state now pay levies, this is a new thing and it is unnecessary. I promise you that you will not pay such levies under me. Things will be easy for the people of this state and workers will enjoy,” the former governor said.
The Muslim community led by the Chief Imam of Ogbomoso land , Imam Adegboyega Asafa Sanusi, in company of Imams from other communities around Ogbomoso, stated that it is their joy to see Alao-Akala contesting to rule the state, adding that they all know what he did for them during his first time in office.
They said even as a christian, he had constantly been concerned about the affairs and welfare of the Muslim community even in the last eight years that he had left office, adding that the they would work with him on his vision because they know he will do well for Ogbomoso land.
Responding, Alao-Akala stated that he is aware that he does not need to sell himself to them again. He said he is not a stranger to them because they are aware of his antecedents and what he can do.
He charged them on the need to vote their conscience and not fall for deceit. He also urged them to work for a violence-free election.