- Adeoye Owolewa has no doubt made Nigeria proud
- As the first Nigerian to win a seat in the US Congress, Owolewa has been congratulated for his massive victory
- The accolades came from the minister of youth and sports development, Sunday Dare
For emerging as the first Nigerian to be elected into the United States (US) House of Representatives, Adeoye Owolewa has attracted praises and accolades to himself from his homeland.
One of those who congratulated Owolewa was the minister of youth and sports development, Sunday Dare, on Thursday, November 5.
Dare tweeted that the lawmaker-elect has done his country proud in no small way.
The minister said:
“Congrats are in place for the 31-year old Adeoye Owolewa for making Nigeria proud by being the first Nigerian to win a seat in the United States Congress.”
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Owolewa had been elected to the country's Congress, becoming the first Nigerian 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."
Added to this, Nigerians in the diaspora have been making the country proud with their success and participation in politics.
A Nigerian identified as Austin Chenge, running for the next governor of Michigan, United States. called on well-wishers to pray for him as he entered the gubernatorial race.
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The native of Benue state, who took to his Twitter page to make the call, said he would be addressing Michigan natives and residents in a video broadcast.