Today, President Muhammadu Buhari said he would not be demanding any apology from British Prime Minister, Mr. David Cameron over his gaffe, describing Nigeria along with Afghanistan as “fantastically corrupt”.
Instead, Buhari said he would demand action from Cameron by returning Nigeria’s stolen money and assets stashed in his country.
Muhammadu Buhari made his frustration clear as he addressed a Commonwealth conference in London this morning in the wake of Mr Cameron’s toe-curling gaffe.
Clutching a glass as he made small talk with the Queen at a Buckingham Palace reception, the PM was caught on camera being indiscreet about the countries he had invited to a key anti-corruption summit the following day [WATCH CLIP HERE].
Aides to Mr Buhari, who has mounted a high-profile battle against corruption, expressed ‘shock’ at the unguarded comment, saying that Cameron must have been looking at an old snapshot of Nigeria.
Buhari refused to criticise Cameron directly when he was asked about the blunder at the conference.
Instead he said he expected the UK to help him reclaim Nigerian assets that had been fraudulently stripped from the country.
“I am not going to demand an apology from anybody,” he said. “What I am demanding is a return of assets … This is what I am asking for. What would I do with an apology? I need something tangible.”
Buhari, when you’re right, you’re right jare.
Thieves, colonisers and despots talmbout one person is corrupt. Cameron, YOUR FADA LAP!
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