The President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, says President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew, Mamman Daura was unfair in his comment that the 2023 presidency should be based on “competence” and not zoning.
He stated this on Wednesday in reaction to Daura’s viral comment.
Daura had said that the nation already experimented with the idea of rotational presidency three times, saying it was high time it broke from the norm and enthroned competence above nepotism going into the 2023 general election.
According to him, rotational presidency and clamour for power shift would not help the nation’s efforts to forge a common identity.
Daura said, “This turn-by-turn, it was done once, it was done twice, and it was done thrice… It is better for this country to be one… It should be for the most competent and not for someone who comes from somewhere.”
However, Nwodo said that it was unfair for Daura to seek an end to rotation after the north produced the president twice in quick succession.
“The truth is that Mamman Daura is not being a fair judge. Then, he didn’t believe rotation should end. Now that he has tasted power through Buhari, rotation can end and the most qualified/competent can be voted in, dis-countenancing that the South East has never tasted what he is drooling in?” he said in a statement through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Emeka Attamah.
He said it was only fair for the South-East to enjoy what others have tasted, noting that what is sauce for the goose should be sauce for the gander.