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By: Ade Adeleke
An Ondo state-based Educationist, Prince Peter Fasau has urged the federal government to accept a call by the APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on the need for government not to increase the Value Added Tax (VAT) to prevent the masses from economic hardship.
Prince Fasua told newsmen in Akure while speaking on the Birthday celebration of the APC National leader, that the call by Tinubu was a patriotic one because an increase in taxes by fifty percent would reduce purchasing power of the people.
The education administrator who is the convener, Asiwaju Tinubu School of Thoughts, said at 67year-old, the former Lagos state governor remains one of the most respected national opinion leaders who usually defend interest of the masses.
Fasau said, “that is why we launched Asiwaju Tinubu school of Thought to study this detribalized Leader. In fact in my school (All State College of Education, Ero-Akure) today was observed as holiday to celebrate the birthday of Asiwaju”.
“As the convener, am going to mobilise and register 100,000 members in each of the 36 states and the FCT, we are talking about 3,700,000 people as members and fellow of Asiwaju Tinubu School of Thought”.
Prince Fasua advised Yoruba people to be more united ahead of 2023 general election to enable them to produce the next President of the country.
The APC National leader had during his 11th Bola Tinubu Colloquium marking his 67th birthday in Abuja rejected a statement credited to the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udo Udoma that tax would be increased to fund the new N30,000 minimum wage.
Fasua said, “Asiwaju Tinubu is an uncommon national leader, we must celebrate because of uncommon things he has done in the country. We need to study this man, why is he special
“Yorubas should celebrate Asiwaju, we must be united ahead of 2023 presidential election so that south west can produce the next President of Nigeria. Yoruba needs to unite, we must set aside our political affiliations and think of the race. It is the turn our Yoruba to produce President”.
When asked if Tinubu is contesting the Presidential seat in 2023, Fasau said he couldn’t decide for the former Lagos state governor, but he believes that Yoruba needs an intelligent and nationally accepted person like Tinubu in 2023.
The Convener noted that, “Many have described him (Tinubu) as a Kingmaker, Nation Builder, National leader, to me, he is the Jagaban of Nigeria of uncommon characters, he fights for the common men always”.