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Nigeria’s Kemi Badenoch out of race for UK Prime Minister

Nigerian-born Kemi Badenoch is out of the race for UK prime minister after MPs voted on the next Tory Leader.

Badenoch was earlier today voted out of the race as other contestants: former Chancellor Rishi Sunak, Penny Mordaunt, and Foreign Secretary Liz Truss advanced to the final voting stage.

Announcing the results of the fourth ballot, the Conservatives’ 1922 Committee revealed that Mr Sunak had secured the most votes among MPs with 118 backers.

The results as of Tuesday are as follows; Rishi Sunak with 118 votes, Penny Mordaunt with 92 votes, Liz Truss with 86 votes and Ms Badenoch with 59 votes.

“I’m grateful to my colleagues and the party members who have supported me,” Badenoch said on Twitter after the results were announced. “This campaign began less than two weeks ago. What we’ve achieved demonstrates the level of support for our vision of change for our country and for the Conservative Party. Thank you.”

Last week, Badenoch attacked Nigerian politicians for being selfish and failing to serve the country.

She said she had seen first-hand what happens when politicians convert public monies for their private affairs and how they “pollute not just the air, but the whole political atmosphere with their failure to serve others.”

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