Chuka Umunna defends Obama against racial slur from London mayor

By The Citizen

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson calls Obama 'part-Kenyan president” and

British MP Chuka Umunna, an Igbo- Nigerian  condemns Johnson  remarks as

'beyond the pale.'
The  mayor of London, Boris Johnson has taken insensitivity to an extreme

and apogee level by demeaning President Obama with racial and unpleasant

statement by labeling him a 'part Kenyan president” of United States.

President Obama was on official visit in Britain with the first lady

Mitchell Obama.  Johnson the Mayor of London  was supporting the campaign

against British membership in European Union (EU) and the disconnection

from EU found Obama support for British membership in EU as interference

from a 'part Kenyan president”.
British Labour Party MP Chuka Umunna, whose father was from Anambra State,

Nigeria  defended  President Obama and  tweeted  'These Tory Mayoral types

are beyond the pale… Boris plays on @BarackObama’s Kenyan ancestry.'

Writing on The Sun newspaper, Boris Johnson accused Obama of being

anti-British and for removing the bust of Winston Churchill from White

House which he replaced with Civil right icon Martin Lurther King  when he

was elected president in 2008.

Boris Johnson wrote:
'Something mysterious happened when Barack Obama entered the Oval Office

in 2009.
Something vanished from that room, and no one could quite explain why.

It was a bust of Winston Churchill - the great British war time leader. It

was a fine goggle-eyed object, done by the brilliant sculptor Jacob

Epstein, and it had sat there for almost ten years.

But on day one of the Obama administration it was returned, without

ceremony, to the British embassy in Washington. No one was sure whether

the President had himself been involved in the decision.

Some said it was a snub to Britain. Some said it was a symbol of the

part-Kenyan President's ancestral dislike of the British empire - of which

Churchill had been such a fervent defender.
Some said that perhaps Churchill was seen as less important than he once

was. Perhaps his ideas were old-fashioned and out of date.

Well, if that's why Churchill was banished from the Oval Office, they

could not have been more wrong.'
Chuka Umunna is a British member of parliament (MP)  of Nigerian heritage.

He was born 17 October 1978 in London to Nigerian father of the Igbo

ethnic group and Irish mother.  In 2010 Umunna was elected

parliamentarian, representing Streatham constituency on the platform of

the Labour Party.
Umunna who is popularly known as 'UK Obama,' schooled at Hitherfield

Primary School inStreatham, South London, and Christ Church Primary School

in Brixton Hill. Umunna attended University of Manchester; where he

received an upper second class LLB in English and French Law. He later

received MA at Nottingham Law School, University of Burgundy in Dijon.

Before his political career, he wrote articles for Financial Times,

Tribune, The Voice, The Guardian and the New Statesman, and later lunched

the online political magazine, The Multicultural Politic.

He made frequent commentary on British televisions and radios. In 2015,

Umunna made history by moving an inch in becoming the first black prime

minister of Britain. He put  forward his name to contest for leadership of

Labour Party, Britain. He later rescinded the move but at the tender age

of 38 years he has many more years to try again.