Nigerian actress, Iyabo Ojo has cried out over the increase in her tax by the Lagos State Government was a victimization attempt over her support for the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
Ojo made the allegations on Instagram with sharing evidence of her tax payments to the Lagos State Government.
Ojo had supported Peter Obi over the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Bola Tinubu in the presidential elections. Lagos is ruled by the APC with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in office.
The Nollywood actress had alleged that the APC had hosted Nollywood stars at an event and asked them to boycott her events with the aim to strangulate her business and destroy her brand.
Iyabo Ojo was recently slammed with an N18million tax on her earnings by the Lagos State Government.
She said the assessed tax amount was too high for her as a social media influencer while alleging that she had been hinted by a close friend that the new tax assessment was because of her support for Peter Obi.
She further added that she had the right to support anyone she wanted to and reiterated that she was not in conflict or fighting with anybody.
Ojo promised to reel out names of compromised Nollywood stars who had been hired and asked to boycott her and her activities.
Ojo said anyone saying she does not pay taxes should come to her office and check her tax payment receipts which she said was fully in compliance and up to date until the outrageous assessment showed up.
The last presidential and national elections had been very controversial and hotly contested. Lagos State in particular, was a hotbed for violence, ethnic targeting and outright fraud. Lagos State is considered the home state of Bola Tinubu, who was finally declared as elected by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). However, despite the violence and fraud, Peter Obi of the Labour Party won the state in what was considered an earth shaking win.
The run-up to the Governorship elections in the state was particularly challenging with multiple incidents of violence, ethnic targeting and overt cases of voter suppression in certain areas considered to opposition strongholds.
The election results are currently the subject of the Presidential and State Election Tribunals.