Jo Johnson’s message to greedy Nigeria Politicians
The UK Prime Minister’s brother, Jo Johnson quits as a minister.
He says he is torn between “family loyalty and the national interest”.
This man resigned both as MP and as Minister in the national interest.
On the contrary, a typical Nigerian politician will rather die in office than resign!
LESSON: Only allow successful professionals – not professional politicians – with second jobs as your political leaders!
Tory MP Jo Johnson was a transport minister in Theresa May’s government.
However, he quit his post in November 2018 over her handling of Brexit, and called instead for a further referendum.
He appeared at his brother’s campaign events with their father Stanley, despite their differences over Brexit, appearing to give Boris his support.
And he was rewarded as a result, being brought back into government and becoming a minister.
But now he has resigned from government again, saying there is tension where he is torn between “family loyalty and the national interest”.
He will also step down as an MP.
It’s been an honour to represent Orpington for 9 years & to serve as a minister under three PMs. In recent weeks I’ve been torn between family loyalty and the national interest – it’s an unresolvable tension & time for others to take on my roles as MP & Minister. #overandout
— Jo Johnson (@JoJohnsonUK) September 5, 2019
Jo Johnson departure ‘a big loss’
Conservative and Labour MPs react on Twitter…
Whatever our disagreements, I very much respect Jo’s integrity and always appreciated his decency and courtesy in our discussions on higher education policy. The Conservative Party is losing too many One Nation Tories. https://t.co/O0xTjeg5wt
— Wes Streeting MP (@wesstreeting) September 5, 2019
Lots of MPs have had to wrestle with conflicting loyalties in recent weeks. None more so than Jo. This is a big loss to Parliament, the Government and the Conservative Party. https://t.co/UfZRxeoISk
— David Gauke (@DavidGauke) September 5, 2019
It has been a pleasure to work with @JoJohnsonUK, both in Parliament for nine years and most recently as a Minister at BEIS; his expertise and knowledge of the area were a huge asset to the department. I wish him all the best.
— Andrea Leadsom MP (@andrealeadsom) September 5, 2019
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