After several months of pressure from his Conservative Party, the troubled British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, on Thursday afternoon, stepped aside as the leader of the Conservative Party and by extension, as Prime Minister.
Mr Johnson announced his resignation at the 10, Downing Street, London.
According to him, he would still remain in office until the Conservative Party elects a new leader who would assume office as Prime Minister.
It was gathered that the new PM is expected to takeover before October. The timetable for choosing a new leader will be released next week.
Mr Johnson in his resignation speech, thanked the Conservative Party and the British voters for trusting the party and helping it to victory in the 2019 elections.
“I want you to know how sad I am giving up the best job in the world,” Mr Johnson said.
Boris said in politics, no one is indispensable.
“From now on until the new prime minister is in place, the interest of the British people will continue to be served, he said.
There have been several calls for Mr Johnson’s resignation from his party members since his year.
But it got worse when about 50 leaders of the party resign their government positions putting him under the edge to quit.
Mr Johnson vowed to support the new leader who emerges.
According to reports, Johnson came under severe public scrutiny over the “party gates scandal” and his recent appointment of Christopher Pincher, as Chief Whip, despite being aware of his misconduct.
It was further gathered that issues that sparked Mr Johnson’s problems included the current economic hardship faced by Britons.
According to reports, all the ministers who resigned their appointments said loss of confidence in the Prime Minister, was their reasons for their resignations.