Yoruba lady, Kemi Badenoch seeks to replace UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson
By Samuel Ogunsona
With 14 Conservative Members of Parliament that have now endorsed Kemi Badenorch (née Adegoke) a Yoruba woman has raised the prospect of becoming perhaps the first black Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Kemi is the daughter of a Nigerian father and mother. He father died this year after months of battle with brain tumor.
Already, 13 MPs have endorsed Kemi Badenoch in her race to become the next Prime Minister of Britain.
But Kemi Badenoch who was former Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party needs at least 30 MPs to sign her on in order for her to cross the first stage of the race.
She was the former Equality Minister, an exalted position in the UK.
She is promising lower taxes “to boost growth and productivity, and accompanied by tight spending discipline.”
She said of her late father “My late father taught me about responsibility.’
In her campaign she promises “limited government” and “a focus on the essentials.”
She represents Saffron Walden.
In a celebrated piece she picked “identity politics” and said Boris Johnson was “a symptom of the problems we face, not the cause of them.
She said “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.”
She said to reclaim Britain needs “a nimble centre-right vision” that “can achieve things despite entrenched opposition from a cultural establishment that will not accept that the world has moved on from Blairism.”
She earned herself a good reputation when she resigned as Vice Chairperson of the Conservative Party following the crisis that dogged Boris Johnson’s leadership during which Johnson himself refused to resign as Prime Minister