Kemi Badenoch loses UK Prime Minister bid



Nigeria-born Kemi Badenoch has lost out in her bid for the seat of UK Prime Minister on Tuesday.

Badenoch was voted out of the race as other contestants – Rishi Sunak, Penny Mordaunt, and Liz Truss – are still in the race.

Chairman of the 1922 Committee Sir Graham Brady while reading the results indicated that Truss is getting closer to Mordaunt, with Sunak still leading

“Nearly there,” Brady said, noting that the last ballot is tomorrow (Wednesday).

The results as of Tuesday is as follows; Rishi Sunak – 118 (up 3), Penny Mordaunt – 92 (up 10), Liz Truss – 86 (up 15) and Kemi Badenoch – 59 (up 1).

Last week, Badenoch berated Nigerian politicians for being selfish and failing to serve others.

She said she is in the contest to serve her party and country, the United Kingdom, having grown up in Nigeria and witnessed how Nigerian politicians fail to serve the country.

I chose to be the conservative MP to serve and choose this country because here, I can be free and be anything I want to be.

I grew up in Nigeria and I saw firsthand when politicians are in it for themselves.

“When they use private money as their piggybanks when they promise the earth and they pollute not just the earth, but the whole political atmosphere with their failure to serve others.
I came to Britain, determined to make my way in a country where hard work and honesty can take you anywhere.

“I saw what socialism means. For millions, it is poverty and broken dreams.
I came to Britain determined to make my way in a country where hard work and honest endeavour can take you anywhere,” the former UK Equalities Minister said.

Badenoch, a former Equalities Minister launched her bid to become the next United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister, promising “limited government” and “a focus on the essentials” in early July.

The MP for Saffron Walden said she supported lower taxes “to boost growth and productivity, and accompanied by tight spending discipline.”

Writing in The Times, she also hit out at “identity politics” and said Boris Johnson was “a symptom of the problems we face, not the cause of them.

“People are exhausted by platitudes and empty rhetoric. Loving our country, our people or our party is not enough,” she said.

“What’s missing is an intellectual grasp of what is required to run the country in an era of increased polarization, protectionism and populism amplified by social media.”

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The young and goal driven writer and cinematographer started his journalism as a print journalist in Kaduna in 2005 writing for Kaduna Chronicles Newspapers, Liberator Newspapers where he became the South Bureau Chief. In 2008, he moved into TV production with an employment into Siverbird Television and Rhythm Fm as a Correspondent. He got certified by Independent Television Producers Association of Nigeria(ITPAN) in 2009. After five years of hardwork and training, he was employed as Associate Producer, Moments With Mo and subsequently Producer, Playground on HipTV. Francis currently majors in documentaries and high profile scripts for news and movies. He is currently a Senior Contents Producer at News Central TV


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