2023: PANDEF Knocks Daura Over Comment On Zoning

The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), has described the comment credited to Mamman Daura, nephew of the President Muhammadu Buhari that it was not necessary to zone the Presidential slot in 2023 as insensitive and unfortunate.

The Forum lamented that such a statement was capable of creating tension in the country.

Recall that Daura was quoted as saying that rotational presidency should be dropped and that the next president of the country come 2023 should be chosen based on competence.

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He reportedly spoke in an interview with the BBC Hausa programme.

However, PANDEF, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Ken Robinson, noted, “That kind of statement is not only insensitive, but most unfortunate. It is unarguably capable of creating unnecessary tension in the country.

“Nigeria is currently being confronted with grave challenges of insecurity, with attendant threats to the socio-economic fabrics of the country; lives and property of innocent citizens are being devastated daily, across the country.

“Surprising, that seemed not to bother the northern leader, who is reportedly a close confidant of Mr President.”