The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central senatorial district at the Senate, Shehu Sani, has reacted to the advice given to the federal government by the national leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Tinubu had on Thursday, March 28, advised the federal government to halt proposed plan to increase Value Added Tax (VAT).
In his reaction, Sani said if another politician had offered the same advice to the presidency, there would have been verbal attack on his person.
Legit.ng notes that the lawmaker said: "Jagaban has spoken his truth and they are quiet,but if it’s another person they would have counter or ask why are you embarrassing the President publicly ‘when you have private channels of advising him’."
See his tweet below:
Legit.ng previously reported that the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Thursday, March 28, called on the federal government to shelve its plan to increase the Value Added Tax (VAT).
Tinubu, who spoke at the 11th Bola Tinubu Colloquium to mark his 67th birthday in Abuja, said the increase would amount to taxing ordinary men in the country.
The APC chieftain called on the government to widen the tax net and ensure that tax defaulters pay their tax so revenue could be raised.
In another previous report by Legit.ng, Nigeria’s elder statesman, Tanko Yakasai, said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) may be rooting for the party’s national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, or Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, to take over from Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
Yakasai said he was sure of an unwritten understanding that the presidential candidacy of the APC would shift to the southwest and have Osinbajo or Tinubu flying its ticket.
The former political adviser in the second republic, said the southwest played a major role in the victory of Buhari in the 2019 general elections.
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He said: “The current calculation is that the vice-president is from the south west. Clearly, there is an unwritten understanding that when Buhari finishes, the vice president will likely be the next presidential candidate of the APC.
“The vice president is a Yoruba man. Even if it is not Osinbajo, somebody from there, probably Tinubu, will likely emerge as the candidate of the party."
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