By Ejike Ikezuagu – UK.
The Nigerian British born MP, Kemi Badenoch who recently entered the race to become the next conservative party leader and Prime Minister, after the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson resigned his position as the leader of the party had been backed by the former levelling up secretary, Michael Gove MP.
In a statement delivered to the press in London, Michael Gove described Kemi as “brave, principled, brilliant and kind”.
Michael Gove MP.
He said, Kemi “didn’t flinch” after leading on the government’s response to Tony Sewell’s controversial Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparity report. He said, Kemi did not just win the argument, she delivered on getting the Whitehall machine to embark on new policies and on levelling up Britain.
He said, Kemi will have the opportunity to use her first-class brain to fix the big problems facing the country.
He continued, saying, she will be the worst nightmare for the Labour party leader, Sir, Kier Starmer.
While interacting with the press, Kemi said, she wanted a limited government to “tell the truth”, a strong and limited government that focused on essential that was needed.
She said, she is putting herself in the leadership election, because she wanted to tell the truth.
According to her, she said, “only truth can set us free”, saying “people are exhausted by platitudes and empty rhetoric” and an “intellectual grasp of what is required to run the country is missing.
Kemi Badenoch is massively gathering momentum in the party, Ogene Ndigbo Newspaper gathered.
Michael Gove and Kemi Badenoch.
Kemi Badenoch was born in 1980 in Wimbledon, London, to Femi and Feyi Adegoke. Her father was a GP and the mother, a professor of physiology. She spent her childhood in the US where her mother lectured and Lagos, Nigeria. Whilst in Lagos, she attended the International School University of Lagos and described herself a Yoruba school girl.
She returned to the UK at the age of 16. She furthered her education and read Computer Engineering at the University of Sussex, completing in 2003 and worked in various IT firms.
Olukemi Olufunto Badenoch is a British politician who has served as Member of Parliament (MP) for Saffron Walden since 2017. She served as a Minister of State for Local Government, Faith, and Communities and Minister of State for Equality between 2021 and 2022.
Kemi Badenoch is married and have two daughters and a son.