Angela Okafor wins council seat in Bangor, US, becomes first black to do so

Angela Okafor wins council seat in Bangor, US, becomes first black to do so

- Angela Okafor, a Nigerian woman who is also a writer and academic, has won a council seat in Bangor, US

- The new council member said she had to knock on more than 1,000 doors during her campaign for the seat

- Angela appreciated everyone who trusted her enough to represent their interest in Bangor

The pool of Nigerians making huge successes in the diaspora keeps widening every day. Angela Okafor has won a significant seat in Bangor City Council in the United States.

According to a post she put on facebook on Wednesday, November 6, she knocked on more than 1,000 doors to campaign for the election that brought her in.

She said that she is really grateful for the trust the people reposed in her as she approached them at every nook and cranny to table what she had to politically offer.

Angela also said that she tried calling her daddy in Nigeria to inform him about the joyous news and how her life turned out much better than she bargained for.

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She owns a law practice and a haircare business. Angela has also served on the board of the Maine multicultural center and also lectured as a guest at the Eastern Maine Community College.

Angela Okafor she could not believed she made the huge history. Photo source: Facebook

Angela Okafor she could not believed she made the huge history. Photo source: Facebook
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Added to those, she is a columnist at Amjambo Africa. She once won the Trailblazer Award from Empower the Immigrant

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Benjamin Enwegbara, a Nigerian economist, won election as first African member of Australian parliament.

It was gathered that the economist’s younger brother, Odilim Enwegbara, made the news known on Friday, November 22.

Enwegbara has versed years of experience in the Australian sub-sector as he has worked as a management consultant for Meriben Limited, a London company.

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The Australian parliament is made up of two chambers which are the national and the federal councils.

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It should be recalled also that Joseph Chukwueke got mayorship in the US. He was elected as the mayor of the city of Woodlynne in New Jersey, United States on Tuesday, November 5.

Woodlynne is a borough in Camden County, the place Chukwueke defeated his main opponent, Clyde Cook.

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