- Africans in the diaspora are making the continent proud and one of them is Adeoye Owolewa, who has just been elected to United States Congress
- Owolewa, who ran under the umbrella of the Democratic Party, will be representing Washington DC in the House of Representatives
- The 31-year-old man made history as the first Nigerian to be elected to the United States Congress
A Nigerian living in the United States identified as Adeoye Owolewa has been elected to the country's Congress, becoming the first to do so.
The 31-year-old politician ran on the platform of the Democratic Party to represent Washington DC in the House of Representatives.
After the news of his victory was shared by @APCUKingdom, Nigerians took to the comment section to congratulate their own.
A tweep with the Twitter handle @Olabanjiu1 wrote:
"Congratulations to Oye and to the entire Nigerians at home and diaspora."
"Congratulations to him."
Below are other congratulatory messages:
In similar news, a Nigerian woman, Esther Agbaje, won her election into the Minnesota House of Representatives in the US general elections on Tuesday, November 3.
With the new seat, she will be representing District 50B in the House. It should be noted that she contested on the platform of the Democratic-Farmer-Labour Party (DFL), The Nation reports.
The 35-year-old woman polled a power vote count of 17,396 - 74.7% of cast ballot papers - to defeat her rival, Alan Shilepsky of the Republican Party, who was only able to score 4,128 votes.
Another thing worthy of note is that elections into the State House happens every two years and there are no term limits.
Esther was born in St Paul. Her father Rev John, the episcopal church priest, fell in love with her mother, Bunmi, who was a librarian at the University of Minnesota.
After bagging her political science degree from George Washington University, she got her Master's in public administration from the University of Pennsylvania and a law degree from Harvard University.
In similar news, as the results of the United States presidential election are being collated, President Donald Trump's press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, has gone spiritual with Sinach's hit song, Way Maker.
Sinach is an award-winning Nigerian gospel artist whose hit song has been translated to over 50 languages and covered by many artists globally.
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