Hopes that a British politician with a Nigerian heritage will emerge as British Prime Minister faded on Tuesday, as erstwhile Minister of State for Equalities, Kemi Badenoch, was knocked out of the race for the Conservative Party leadership when she was at the rear, at the end of Tuesday’s fourth round of voting.
She could only muster the support of only one more parliamentary colleague, to add to her 58 votes at Monday’s third round of voting by Conservative Party colleagues.
Her campaign has said she is undecided on whom to support among the three left in the race to succeed Boris Johnson.
Former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, who has Indian roots, is still the front-runner, who increased his tally to 119.
The lead by second-placed Minister, Penny Mordaunt, over her Foreign Affairs counterpart, Liz Truss has been narrowed.
The final round of voting by MPs holds on Wednesday for the final two candidates to emerge, and thereafter, 160,00 Conservative party members will now select a choice, and the winner of that final vote for Party leader, and incoming Prime Minister will be announced on September 5.