President-General of Igbo apex socio-political body, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Nnia Nwodo, has described as unfortunate, comments credited to Mamman Daura, nephew to president Muhammadu Buhari that the choice of who becomes Nigeria’s President in 2023 should be based on competence and not turn-by-turn.
Mr. Nwodo said this through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Emeka Attamah, on Wednesday, saying it was unfair of him to seek an end to “rotation” after Buhari and the northern region had enjoyed two terms in quick succession.
Daura, seen by many as a member of the controversial cabal that allegedly hijacked the Buhari presidency, had in an interview with BBC Hausa Service on Tuesday, said the most qualified Nigerian should succeed Buhari in 2023, irrespective of the zone such candidate comes from.
Reacting, the Ohanaeze president-general told Daura that equity demands that what is good for the goose is good for the gander.
He said, “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?”
“By the way, who determines the most qualified/competent candidate? Is it as competent as the last one they gave the nation?
“It is indisputably the turn of the South, specifically the South East,” he added.