JUST IN: PM Boris Johnson resigns, says nobody is indispensable
British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson on Thursday resigned as the leader of the Conservative Party and effectively as prime minister.
Johnson announced his resignation Thursday afternoon at 10, Downing Street, London.
Solacebase had reported calls for Boris Johnson’s resignation from his party members with about 50 leaders of the party resigning their government positions.
The embattled Prime Minister said he will, however, remain in office until the Conservative Party elects a new leader who will also assume office as prime minister. That is expected to happen before October.
In his speech on Thursday, Mr Johnson 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 Thursday.
He added that 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.
Mr Johnson pledged to support the new leader who emerges. The timetable for choosing a new leader will be released next week.