President Muhammadu Buhari says the resignation of British Prime Minister David Cameron following the British vote to leave the European Union “is a demonstration of courage by a democratic leader who respects the will of the people, even if he didn’t agree with their decision”.
In a statement on Friday by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, President Buhari emphasised 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”.
Cameron announced his resignation today in response to the outcome of a referendum that supported Britain to leave the European Union, a position he was not in support of. Cameron’s resignation which will take effect in October.
Buhari said Nigeria had enjoyed remarkable goodwill, support and understanding under the capable leadership of the outgoing Prime Minister over the years and expressed hope that Nigeria would get greater cooperation and consolidation of shared interests with Britain, despite the outcome of the referendum.