There is no gainsaying the fact that the United Kingdom Prime Minister, David Cameron’s premature resignation really brought rude shock to the International Community (EU) and the global world at large.
Following Britain’s historic exit from the European Union (EU) and Prime Minister David Cameron’s subsequent resignation, President Muhammadu Buhari says he regrets the PM’s untimely resignation.
Buhari, who spoke through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, via a statement said, under Cameron’s administration, Nigeria enjoyed remarkable goodwill, support and understanding.
He said although the Prime Minister’s resignation will come into effect in October, his decision to leave “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.”
Pouring more praises on Cameron, Buhari described him as a selfless leader with respect for democracy and voters sovereignty.
He added that Nigeria looks forward to greater cooperation of shared interests with Britain, irrespective of the outcome of the historic referendum that saw Britain divorce the EU.
Over 33 million people from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Gibraltar made their big say on Brexit campaign, which received 52 percent in Thursday’s historic referendum.
Though, Cameron supported the campaign for Britain to remain in the EU, he remarkably disclosed that the British people have made “a very clear decision to take a different path.”
In an emotional speech delivered with tears-laden voice he announced on Friday that he would step down in October for “fresh leadership”.
“As such, I think the country requires fresh leadership to take it in this direction. I will do everything I can as PM to steady the ship in the coming weeks and months.
“But I do not think it would be right for me to try to be the captain that steers our country to its next destination. This is not a decision I’ve taken lightly, but I do believe it is in the national interest to have a period of stability and then the new leadership required.
“There is no need for a precise timetable today, but in my view, we should aim to have a new PM in place by the start of the conservative party conference in October.”
In May, United Kingdom Prime Minister, David Cameron raised thick dust across continents when he was caught on saying saying Nigeria and Afghanistan were “fantastically corrupt” countries.
Cameron’s statement was considered a let down to Nigeria, though the Archbishop of Canterbury was quick to quip to the Queen that “this president” [Buhari] was far from corrupt.
However, it has been found that the greatest recipient or destination of “looted” Nigerian money is Britain, and that people who actually made Nigeria “fantastically corrupt” have often been embraced in Great Britain.