- Nnamdi Chukwuocha has won re-election to the Delaware State House of Representatives
- The Nigerian man, who has been representing District 1 since January 8, 2019, joined other compatriots who were victorious in the United States general elections
- The politician and other Nigerians in the diaspora have been making the country proud with their contributions to the development of where they are currently domiciled
A Nigerian man identified as Nnamdi Chukwuocha has won re-election to the Delaware state House of Representatives.
Chukwuocha ran on the platform of the Democratic Party in the United States general election, joining other Nigerians that were victorious at the poll.
Nairametrics reports that Chukwuocha is representing District 1, and has been doing so since January 8, 2019. His current term ends on November 8, 2022.
He was elected to represent District 1 in the Delaware House of Representatives in 2018, but assumed office in 2019.
The politician is a United States Army veteran and he has over 30 years experience as a social worker.
His educational qualification includes a bachelor's degree in history and a master's degree in social work from Delaware State University.
In a similar story, 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."
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.
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