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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Resigns

By John Efosa

Prime Minister, Boris Johnson of United Kingdom has resigned from his position.

In his speech, Johnson said his resignation was “clearly now the will of the parliamentary party”, pointing out that the move will pave way for a new prime minister to replace him.

He said he was immensely proud of his achievements while in office, while he thanked his wife Carrie, his children, the NHS, Armed Forces, and Downing Street staff.

“I waited so long to make the decision as I have been keen to deliver on the voters’ mandate in person as I felt it was my duty and obligation to do what I had promised,” he said.

Following his resignation, British Foreign Secretary, Liz Truss, called for “calmness and unity” on Thursday after Johnston quit office following a series of scandals and an exodus of cabinet ministers.

“The PM has made the right decision. The Government under Boris’s leadership had many achievements — delivering Brexit, vaccines and backing Ukraine. We need calmness and unity now and to keep governing while a new leader is found,” she tweeted from Bali where she is scheduled to attend a G20 ministerial meeting on Friday.

His resignation will pave the way for a successor to replace him as British prime minister after dozens of his ministers quit his scandal-hit government.

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