Mallam Mamman Daura, the person considered to be the most prominent figure in the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, has stated that he never imposed his decisions on the President, .
He spoke in a brief interview with the BBC Hausa Service, monitored in Kaduna, on Tuesday morning.
When asked about his relationship with President Muhammadu Buhari, he said that the President is his uncle.
“My father was their mother’s firstborn. Buhari is the last born”, he disclosed.
When reminded that people had said that himself and the President grew up together, and had always been together, he responded: ”Yes…..it is true.”
On whether he had been meeting with President Buhari and advising him on issues, he answered: “Yes, I do visit him to greet him. I do give him advice, but if he asked… I advise him. However, I do not go there on my own and insist he must do this or that. No. You do not do that to the government.”
Commenting on the clamour for power shift in 2023, he stated that its high time the country united, and go for the most competent individual.
“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…Power should be for the most competent, and not for someone who comes from somewhere”, he stated.