Buhari Regrets David Cameron Resignation Following Brexit Vote | Statement

Buhari Regrets David Cameron Resignation Following Brexit Vote | Statement

By News Release on June 25, 2016
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Britain Warns Against Military Option in Niger Delta: Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari (L) and Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (R) look on during a breakfast dialogue with Youth Leaders at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Valletta, Malta on November 28, 2015. | Reuters/Andrew Winning

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday, June 24, 2016 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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