The United States of America and the United Kingdom have given Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, a vote of confidence to continue with the current agenda of fighting insecurity and corruption, and revival of the economy of Nigeria.
According to the Punch, the U.S. and U.K have expressed no doubt in the ability and commitment of Osinbajo to carry on from where President Muhammadu Buhari stopped.
Russell Brooks, the spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria, said President Donald Trump’s administration accepts and trusts the agenda of Buhari and Osinbajo.
“We are very much in favour of President Buhari’s campaign against corruption. We also believe that Acting President Osinbajo is strongly committed to this agenda and will continue to pursue it while President Buhari is out of the country.”
Similarly, the spokesman for the U.K. High Commission to Nigeria, Joseph Abuku, said the UK has confidence in the President and his VP.
He said the British Government could not comment on whether any crisis resulting from Buhari’ s protracted ill-health would lead Nigeria into political instability.
“The Vice President is Acting President in President Buhari’s absence. The United Kingdom has full confidence in both him (Osinbajo) and President Buhari. Questions on President Buhari’s health should be directed to his office,” he said.
The President left for the U.K. last Sunday to receive medical attention and he is expected to be there for an indefinite time.