British PM Johnson to Resign as Conservative Leader, Date Fixed

British PM Johnson to Resign as Conservative Leader, Date Fixed

  • Following multiple scandals, the prime minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, is set to resign as the leader of the Conservative Party
  • Already, not less than 50 ministers have tendered their resignation letters, including their Tory MP aides
  • A Tory leadership election is expected to be conducted this summer, and the winner will succeed the British PM

UK - A report from BBC has it that Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the United Kingdom (UK) will resign as the leader of the Conservative Party on Thursday, July 7.

A part of the report said while Johnson is expected to vacate the office as the leader of the party, he will remain the prime minister until the autumn of 2022.

British PM
Johnson is facing a lot of scandals at the moment (Photo: @BorisJohnson)
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The British newspaper's political editor, Chris Mason, stated:

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“Boris Johnson will resign as Conservative leader today - he will continue as prime minister until the autumn."

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Tory leadership election to be conducted

It was also gathered that a Tory leadership election will be conducted in summer and the winner replace Johnson afterwards.

The prime minister is to make a public statement to Britons on these anticipated developments.

After a series of scandals involving Johnson, about 50 of his ministers resigned as well as their Tory MP aides.

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Referring to former President Olusegun Obasanjo's attempt at running for office for the third time, Buhari gave a firm, "no" to Johnson.

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