Mamman Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, has rubbished claims that he influences the President’s decisions.
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Vanguard reports that he said this in an interview on BBC Hausa, he said he only offers advice to the President and only when asked.
Daura has been severally accused of being a member of a ‘cabal’ at Aso Rock influencing Buhari’s decisions.
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“My father was their mother’s firstborn. Buhari is the last born,” Daura was quoted to have 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.”
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Speaking on zoning of government positions, Daura said it is better for competence to prevail.
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“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,” he said.