US, UK Say They Believe In Osinbajo
The Governments of the United States and United Kingdom said at the weekend that they believe in the ability of the Acting President Osinbajo to fight corruption in Nigeria.
The two governments were reacting to the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari, who jetted out of the country a week ago for medical attention in the UK.
According to the spokesman for the US Embassy in Nigeria, Russell Brooks, the present administration of Donald Trump believes in the government of President Muhammadu Buhari and Yemi Osinbajo.
“We are very much in favour of President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign against corruption. We also believe that Acting President Yemi Osinbajo is strongly committed to this agenda and will continue to pursue it while President Buhari is out of the country.”
In the same vein, the spokesman for the UK High Commission in Nigeria, Joseph Abuku, stated that the UK has confidence in Buhari and Osinbajo.
Though he refused to comment on the ill-health of Buhari, Abuku said that the British Government believes that Osinbajo would run the agenda of the president as they both agreed to work together.
Speaking last week during a special briefing in Washington, the Deputy Director, Office of West African Affairs, Bureau of African Affairs, Nathan Holt, told journalists that the country was a critical US partner.
President Buhari is yet to disclose his illness to the public and as his media aide, Mr. Femi Adesina puts it, the president would only return to the country on the advice of his physician.