2023 presidency belongs to South East, Ohanaeze hits Mamman Daura for advocating end to rotation/ Nwodo

The President-General of the Igbo apex socio-political body, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Nnia Nwodo, has taken a swipe Mamman Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari's nephew over his recent comment suggesting the choice of 2023 presidency should be based on merit and competence not the extant rotational policy.

Since the country's return to democracy in 1999, the rotational policy, though not enshrined in the constitution, has become a major part of the polity during elections to ensure fairness in power distribution particularly as regards the presidency among the various geopolitical regions.

But during an interview with BBC Hausa Service on Tuesday, Daura said competence should be the major consideration for who emerges the country's next president, not where the person comes from.

But reacting to the comment by Buhari's nephew, the Ohanaeze President-General, in a statement through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Emeka Attamah, wondered why he's seeking an end to rotation when the north is almost completing its two-term shot at the presidency.

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? It is indisputably the turn of the South, specifically the South East."