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Brexit: President Buhari praises Cameron’s statesmanship, courage

PRESIDENT BUHARI RETURNED FROM VACATION. 1. President Muhammadu Buhari inspecting  the Brigade of Guards as he returned after 10 days vacation in the UK landed at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE/STATE HOUSE. JUNE 19 2016.

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday said he regrets the resignation of British Prime Minister David Cameron, which will come into effect in October.

President Buhari said Nigeria has enjoyed remarkable goodwill, support and understanding under the capable leadership of the outgoing Prime Minister over the years.

The President said Cameron’s resignation in response to the outcome of a referendum that supported Britain to leave the European Union “was a demonstration of courage by a democratic leader who respects the will of the people, even if he didn’t agree with their decision.”

President Buhari noted that by ‘‘putting the will of the people before his political future, the Prime Minister proved himself to be a selfless leader with respect  for democracy and voter sovereignty.’’

The President expressed hope that Nigeria looks forward to greater cooperation and consolidation of shared interests with Britain, despite  the outcome of the referendum.


Garba Shehu

Senior Special Assistant to the President

(Media & Publicity)

June 24th, 2016

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