Nigerian British Immigrant son quits UK leadership race.

Chuka Umunna who is a British politician, on Friday withdrew from the race to become the new leader of the defeated centre-left Labour opposition party, three days after announcing his intention to run.

In a statement, Umunna blamed the
“added level of pressure that comes with being a leadership candidate.”

“I have not found it a comfortable experience,” the 36-year-old said.

In a Facebook video on Tuesday,Umunna had said he wanted to stand for the Labour leadership, following the party’s last week electoral defeat and the resignation of Ed Miliband as leader.

Umunna, a son of Nigerian immigrant,
was the bookmakers’ favourite. His
withdrawal leaves Andy Burnham as the
new favourite, with Yvette Cooper, Mary
Creagh and Liz Kendall the other
declared runners so far.

Culled from The Nation.
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