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British PM Brown endorses Jonathan, pledges Britain’s support

Source: africanexaminer.com

The British Prime Minister Mr. Gordon Brown has written the Acting President of Nigeria

Dr. Goodluck Jonathan to highlight bilateral ties between Nigeria and Britain.

In a letter that obviously means the endorsement of Dr. Jonathan by the United Kingdom

in the wake of the leadership crisis that has engulfed Nigeria for over three months, the

British PM advised the new Nigerian leader to be steadfast in the fight against corruption

and electoral reforms.
“I am writing to congratulate you on taking up your new role as Acting President of the

Federal Republic of Nigeria. As you know, we firmly believe that principles of abiding by

the constitution, together with democratic values, non-violence and the rule of law are

fundamental to resolving political and constitutional issues.'' Brown said

He also said that Britain will support Nigeria in tackling the crisis of the Niger- Delta area

and other economic problems confronting Nigeria.
“As you know, we firmly believe that principles of abiding by the constitution, together with

democratic values, non-violence and the rule of law are fundamental to resolving political

and constitutional issues. “I commend the efforts made by the Executive Council of the

Federation, the National Assembly and the Executive to promote a peaceful and

democratic solution to the recent uncertainty.'' the letter stated.