Nigerian-British politician and a Member of Parliament (MP), Kemi Badenoch, has berated her home country’s politicians for being greedy and neglecting to serve others, according to a video shared.
Badenoch is in the race with seven others to become the Conservative leader and British Prime Minister, after Boris Johnson resigned from office on July 7. Others in the contest are Suella Braverman, Jeremy Hunt, Penny Mordaunt, Rishi Sunak, Tom Tugendhat, Liz Truss, and Nadhim Zahawi.
The 42-year-old was among several ministers that quit over a loss of confidence in Boris Johnson’s style of governance.
Badenoch, in her conversation to garner aid for the top office, said she is in the contest to serve her party and country, the United Kingdom, having grown up in Nigeria and witnessed how Nigerian politicians fail to fulfill the country.
Speaking on her growing-up years in Nigeria, she said Nigerian politicians have a knack for making pledges and failing to keep those promises.
“I am operating for prime minister because I am ambitious. I am ambitious for our country and our party. I chose to be the conservative MP to serve and choose this country because here, I can be free and be anything I want to be.
“I grew up in Nigeria and I saw first-hand when politicians are in it for themselves; when they use private money as their piggybanks; when they pledge the earth and they contaminate not just the earth, but the whole political setting with their failure to serve others. I came to Britain, determined to make my way in a country where hard work and honesty can take you anywhere.
“I saw what socialism means. For millions, it is poverty and shattered dreams. I came to Britain determined to make my way in a country where tough work and honest effort can take you anywhere,” the former UK Equalities Minister said.