Yusuf shared on his Twitter account, “My family and I are spending our first night in Bute House after the parliamentary vote today (28 March). used the phrases.
My family and I spending our first night in Bute House after today’s parliamentary vote. A special moment leading my family in prayer in Bute House as is customary after breaking fast together. pic.twitter.com/yjPY1vpJMB
— Humza Yousaf (@HumzaYousaf) March 28, 2023
In another post, Yusuf said that he met with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and said, “I made it clear that the democratic wishes of the Scottish people and parliament should be respected by the UK government.” he wrote.
Yusuf, who was elected Prime Minister in the session of the Scottish parliament on March 28, became the country’s first Muslim prime minister, while also holding the titles of the country’s youngest MP and first Muslim minister.
Youssef, 37, was elected with 26,322 votes, 52 percent of the votes cast, for the leadership of the Scottish National Party (SNP), which was vacated by Prime Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s resignation in February.
Yusuf, of Pakistani origin, also said in a statement after the announcement of the results that he was “determined” to bring independence to Scotland and said, “We will be the generation that will achieve this.” he said.