May’s Visit To Nigeria Not An Endorsement Of Buhari’s Re-Election, but to show them, Nigeria is a disgrace Says British Govt

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The British government has made it clear that the recent visit of the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, is not an endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari or any other candidate.

Laura Beaufils, the British Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, said this in her address, at an interactive session organised for journalists by the commission in Lagos.

Beaufils also restated the UK government’s commitment to spending £47.4million on Deepening Democracy in Nigeria Programme Phase 2 (DDiN2).

Speaking on UK’s role in deepening democracy in partnership with Nigeria, she insisted that the British government had no intention to influence the outcome of the 2019 general election.

“It is important to stress that the recent visit of the Prime Minister, Theresa May, to Nigeria was not an endorsement of support for the president or any candidate in the election next year,” Beaufils said.

In August, British Prime Minister May, visited Nigeria, as part of a three-nation tour of Africa.

She held a closed door meeting with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

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