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One Major Move That Could Help The Southern Region To Secure The 2023 Presidency

As the 2023 presidential election is fast approaching, the North and Southern regions have continued to debate over where the next President of Nigeria should come from. With each region insisting on being the rightful region to produce President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor, it can be argued that the 2023 Presidency could go to the region with the best strategy.

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There is no doubt that the North has a larger population, and could emerge victorious if the 2023 Presidency is thrown open between it and the Southern region. However, the South can make some moves that would ensure that it secures the highly debated 2023 Presidency. In my view, here is the one major move that could help the South secure the 2023 Presidency.

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Use of who should collect Value-Added Tax (VAT) as bait for the 2023 Presidency.

Considering the debate on whether states or federal government should directly collect VAT from companies, and the insistence of the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, that the constitution is clear on who should be responsible for the collection of VAT, there are chances that Southern states insisting on collecting VAT, could win the legal battle. Arguably, this is against the position of the North.

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With this in mind, one may not be wrong to say that the Southern region could secure the 2023 Presidency if it could use the issue of VAT as bait. Offering to give up on the issue of who should collect VAT, in exchange for the 2023 Presidency, could see the South secure the position with ease in 2023. This is due to the likelihood that the North may not want to lose out on the monthly federal allocations. Do you agree with me on this? Share your views through commenting below.

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