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Zoning: Mamman Daura spoke for himself not Buhari, Says Presidency

By mamakay • 4 months ago • 3873 views • 699 comments


The presidency last night described the comment by Mamman Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, on zoning as his opinion and not that of the president.

The presidency made this clarification in reaction to a wide range of controversies trailing the submission of Daura during the week, that presidency shouldn’t be attained on rotational basis but should rather be predicated on competence.

However, Daura, who made the comment in an interview he granted the BBC Hausa service, had been heavily criticised by various individuals and groups which accused him of flying a Northern kite ahead of 2023 presidential poll.

But presidential spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, in a statement titled: “Malam Mamman’s Views Are His Own, and He Has Said So,” said presidency, since the comment was made, had been inundated with requests for presidential reaction.

According to him, the opinion of Daura was solely his, and did not in any way reflect the position of the president or his administration.

The statement also said at the age of 80, and having served as the editor, and subsequently the Managing Director of New Nigeria newspaper, Daura is eminently qualified to express his view as guaranteed in the constitution.




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