Mamman Daura

President Muhammadu Buhari has distanced himself from the remarks attributed to his nephew, Mamman Daura, in which he opposed the application of rotational presidency in the country.

Reacting to the widespread criticisms which have followed the position Daura expressed in the Hausa Service of the BBC last week, a Presidency statement said the views do not represent the position of President Buhari or that of his administration.

Signed by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), the statement posited that Daura, who is regarded as the most influential personality in the Buhari inner circle, has the capacity to express his own views on national matters.