- The federal government has sent a congratulatory message to Adeoye Owolewa for making the nation proud and winning a seat in the US Congress
- The head of NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, called the Nigerian a role model as she charged him to carry out his duties well during his term
- Abike added the young Nigerian man's victory has shown that even when things seem hard, anything is possible with determination
The federal government through the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has congratulated Adeoye Owolewa, the first Nigerian to be elected into the US Congress.
In a press release by NIDCOM, the commission’s boss, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said she is pleased with the achievement of the elected official, saying it was a well-deserved feat.
She went further to say that Owolewa is a good ambassador of the country as she called him a role model. Abike, therefore advised the Nigerian to “diligently carry out his duties as a new congressman in such a way as to positively impact on the community who entrusted him with their votes.”
The head of the Nigerian agency said that his win showed that with hard work and dedication and prayer, anything is possible.
Read the statement below:
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that 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).
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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.
US election: Nigerian woman Esther Agbaje wins Assembly seat, makes nation proud (see number of votes she got)