UK Prime Minister Race: Nigeria-born Kemi Badenoch, Seven Others Pass First Stage To Succeed Boris Johnson

A Nigeria-born woman, Kemi Badenoch, and seven other candidates have passed the first stage in the race to succeed the resigned British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.

Also, other candidates who received at least 20 nominations to become the UK Prime Minister include Suella Braverman, Jeremy Hunt, Penny Mordaunt, Rishi Sunak, Tom Tugendhat, Liz Truss and Nadhim Zahawi

Kemi Badenoch

The committee in charge of organising the leadership contest on Tuesday said that the eight candidates would compete to take over Johnson’s job as the UK Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party.

Meanwhile, lawmakers including Sajid Javid and Rehman Chishti earlier expressed their intention to run for the position but withdrew before the final list of candidates was announced.

Javid said in a statement that “There is an abundance of both ideas and talent in our party. One of the candidates will be given the honour of becoming prime minister.

“I look forward to seeing the debate unfold and to see colleagues working together as a united Conservative Party once the leadership election is concluded.”

The first round of voting will hold on Wednesday.

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