- Mamman Daura has opened up on his relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari
- The president's close relative on Tuesday, July 28, admitted that he has the privilege of advising the Nigerian leader
- However, Daura pointed out that he does not impose his opinion on the president
- Daura added that ahead of the 2023 presidency, Nigeria needs unity and a very competent leader, irrespective of tribe or geopolitical region
One of President Muhammadu Buhari's very close relatives, Mamman Daura, has opened on the nature of the relationship that exists between them.
Speaking in an interview with BBC Hausa on Tuesday, July 28, in Kaduna, Daura admitted that he has enjoyed the company of President Buhari from childhood days.
Although Daura opened up on the fact that he has the privilege of visiting the president often, the relative made it clear that he does not impose his opinion on the Nigerian leader, especially with regards to the presidency.
Daura said: “Yes, I do visit him to greet him. I do give him advice, but if he asked…I advise him.
"But I don’t go there on my own and insist I must do this or that.No.You don’t do that to the government.”
Commenting the call for power shift in the country ahead of 2023, the president's relative stated that what Nigeria needs now are competent leaders and unity of purpose.
He maintained: “This turn by turn, it was done once, it was done twice, it was done trice… It is better for this country to be one…it should be for the most competent and not for someone who comes from somewhere.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Nigeria's lead opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had called for President Buhari's resignation over alleged rampant cases of corruption in federal agencies.
The national chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, made the call in an ongoing media parley in Abuja.
Legit.ng gathered that Secondus cited ongoing corruption investigations in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), and others.
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