A New York based Nigerian business man Prince Peter Oyeleye Fasua has urged the federal government to accept a call by the APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed 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.
Fasua who is the convener of Asiwaju Tinubu School of Thoughts, said at 67, the former Lagos state governor remains one of the most respected national opinion leaders who usually defend interest of the masses, said we are launching Asiwaju Tinubu’s school of Thought today being his birthday, to create an avenue for our youths to study this detribalized Leader.
He said as a mark of respect for him, today was observed as holiday at AllState College of Education, Ero-Akure to celebrate the birthday of Asiwaju Tinubu.
“As the convener of Asiwaju Tinubu’s School though, 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’s 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.
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. Yorubas must be united over the next Presidential election so that south west can produce the next President of Nigeria. “Yoruba must set aside our political affiliations and think of the race. It is the turn of Yorubas to produce Nigerian 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.
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”.
A Maccopolo Bus was branded for Asiwaju Tinubu’s School of thought at the occasion held at Nigerian Union of Journalists Press Centre Old Alagbaka Akure.