Kinsmen describe Mamman Daura describe as a honest and modest man.
Kinsmen and members of the Daura family have insisted that nobody can separate president Muhammadu Buhari and his nephew, Mamman Daura, despite the conflict between Aisha Buhari and the Dauras.
Speaking in an interview with Punch, Mamman Daura’s younger brother, Usman Daura, said Mallam Daura and President Muhammadu Buhari have come a long way right from their youth.
“Mallam Mamman Daura is the eldest man in our family now. I am his younger brother. The gap between us qualifies him to be my father, despite being my elder brother. But you know Mallam Daura and President Muhammadu Buhari have come a long way right from their youth. Even when President Buhari was the military Head of State in Lagos, they were together. Nobody can separate them.
“If you go to the GRA (Government Reserved Area), where Mallam Mamman has his house in Daura, you will see that his building is next to that of President Buhari. That is how they have been all along. He built his house at GRA even before our father’s death. Our father died on October 3, 1993,” he said.
￼Kinsmen say Mamman Daura has always been there for President Muhammadu Buhari. (Idomavoice)
Describing the relationship between President Buhari and his nephew as a very strong one, Mr Ado Lalu, a Daura-based legal practitioner and lecturer at the Federal University, Dutse in Jigawa State, said Daura has been very loyal and honest to the President.
Speaking to Punch about the two men, Lalu said, “Mallam Daura has demonstrated that in life, it is good to stand by whoever you believe in. He has shown that he believes in President Muhammadu Buhari, no matter what people say.
“Don’t forget that the two gentlemen were together when they did not even know that they would be popularly known personalities. They grew up together in the same family.