Mamman Daura, a close relative of President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday reacted to claims by Nigerians that he dictates and imposes decisions on the president.
Daura, who is Buhari’s nephew disclosed that contrary to insinuations by Nigerians, he has never imposed any decision on the president.
Speaking with BBC Hausa service, Daura, however, admits advising Buhari on issues if he asked for such.
According to him, “My father was their mother’s firstborn. Buhari is the last born.
“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.”
Daura also called for unity among Nigerians, while downplaying the clamor for power shift.
He also stated that Nigerians should always go for competence in picking their leaders.
“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 added.