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  • Updated: July 15, 2022

Nigerian Politicians Use Public Funds As Private Piggy Bank — Kemi Badenoch

Nigerian Politicians Use Public Funds As Private Piggy Bank

UK Prime Minister hopeful, Olukemi Olufunto Badenoch, has accused Nigerian politicians of converting public funds to private piggy banks.

Kemi Badenoch stated this at the commencement of her campaign for the office of the UK Prime Minister earlier in the week.

“I grew up in Nigeria, and I saw first-hand what happens when politicians are in it for themselves when they use public money as their private piggy bank when they promise the earth and pollute not just the air, but the whole political atmosphere with their failure to serve others.

"I saw what socialism means for millions: poverty and broken dreams."

Badenoch and 10 other politicians from the Conservative Party had declared their interest in becoming the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom by September 5 following the resignation of Boris Johnson.

“Now I recognise that this is an ambitious agenda. And running to be Prime Minister when you’re a 42-year-old is by definition ambitious, but I am ambitious: for our country and for our party.

"I chose to become a Conservative MP to serve, and I chose this country because I can be who I am and I could be everything that I wanted to be,” Badenoch said.

But Badenoch’s declaration is coming up at a time Rishi Sunak declared his much-anticipated intention to also succeed Boris Johnson.

Sunak is believed to enjoy formidable public backing from Commons Leader, Mark Spencer, former Tory Party co-chairman, Oliver Dowden, the former chief whip, Mark Harper, ex-ministers Liam Fox and Andrew Murrison, and MPs Sir Bob Neill and Paul Maynard.

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