- Adeoye Owolewa, Esther Agbaje and Nnamdi Chukwuocha have made Nigeria proud by coasting home to victory in the United States general elections
- While Owolewa and Agbaje won their first political seats, Chukwuocha was returned to office by his constituents
- Owolewa is the first Nigerian to be elected to the United States Congress, and he will be representing Washington DC
Three Nigerians in the United States have shown to the world that the people of this country are leaders who are able to deliver when saddled with responsibilities.
Legit.ng notes that the three Nigerians include Adeoye Owolewa, Esther Agbaje and Nnamdi Chukwuocha.
Owolewa was elected to the House of Representatives to represent Washington DC, becoming the first Nigerian to be elected to the United States Congress.
The 31-year-old politician ran on the platform of the Democratic Party.
Agbaje won election to the Minnesota House of Representatives. She will be representing District 59B in the House.
The politician contested under the umbrella of the Democratic-Farmer-Labour Party (DFL). The 35-year-old woman defeated Alan Shilepsky of the Republican Party.
Chukwuocha won re-election in the United States general elections of Tuesday, November 3.
The Nigerian man, who ran on the platform of the Democratic Party, was re-elected to the Delaware state House of Representatives.
Chukwuocha is representing District 1, and has been doing so since January 8, 2019. His current term ends on November 8, 2022.
Legit.ng previously reported that the federal government through the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) congratulated Owolewa.
In a press release by NIDCOM, the commission’s boss, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said she was pleased with the achievement of the elected official, saying it was a well-deserved feat.
She went further to say he 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 that will positively impact on the community who entrusted him with their votes”.