The former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson has been billed to stand in the contest which has been thrown open to finally replace Liz Truss after the latter had tendered in her resignation for failing to fulfil her mandates.
The former prime minister, Johnson who had only left his office some six weeks ago has taken some soundings from his friends and he has revealed that he believes that he can turn the Conservative Party around.
Reports have also shown that some several Tory MPs are already suggesting that he should replace Truss, who announced her resignation this afternoon after 44 days in office.
The prime minister said a successor would be chosen within a week “to deliver our fiscal plans and maintain our country’s economic stability”. Conservative members will be “consulted”, according to Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee, which runs Tory leadership contests.
Candidates for the Tory leadership election are expected to need the backing of 100 Tory MPs to run.
In a shocking turn of events, the newly elected United Kingdom Prime Minister, Liz Truss has tendered in her resignation as the United Kingdom prime minister in a controversial statement which she had made outside Downing Street.
She had given her reasons as being that she would not be able to deliver the mandate with which she was elected and had notified the King that she was resigning as the Tory leader.
She also revealed that there will be a Conservative leadership election which would be completed within the next week.
It would also be coming after she had met the chairman of the 1922 Committee of backbench MPs as more Tories had called for her to quit.