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By Mustapha Muhammad Tukur

Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Liz Truss, has resigned just 45 days after assuming office.

She has also stepped down as the leader of the Conservative Party.

In a statement read outside Downing Street, Ms Truss said: “I came into office at a time of great economic and international instability.

“Families and businesses were worried about how to pay their bills.”

She said she was elected “with a mandate to change this”, adding: “We delivered on energy bills.”

” I recognise, though, given the situation, I cannot deliver the mandate on which I was elected by the Conservative Party,” she said.

“I have therefore spoken to His Majesty the King to notify him that I am resigning as leader of the Conservative Party.

“This morning, I met the chairman of the 1922 committee, Sir Graham Brady. We’ve agreed that there will be a leadership election to be completed within the next week.”

Sky News reported that the PM has informed the king of her resignation 24 hours earlier.

Liz Truss succeeded Boris Johnson as prime minister on 6 September after defeating Rishi Sunak in the Conservative Party leadership contest and meeting the Queen at Balmoral.

Miss Truss will remain the PM until a new election is conducted within next week by October 28. She will be the shortest-serving Prime Minister in the United Kingdom political history.

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