- Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state has congratulated Esther Agbaje for winning election in the United States
- The governor says Esther's parents are from Aramoko Ekiti, adding that he spoke to them to congratulate them on their daughter's victory at the poll
- Agbaje and two other Nigerians were victorious in the United States general elections of Tuesday, November 3
Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti has congratulated an indigene of the state, Esther Agbaje who was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives.
Agbaje will be representing District 59B in the House. It should be noted that she contested on the platform of the Democratic-Farmer-Labour Party.
The young politician and two other Nigerians coasted home to victory in the United States general election of Tuesday, November 3.
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The governor took to his Twitter page to celebrate Agbaje who he said is an Harvard graduate whose parents are from Aramoko Ekiti.
"Congratulations to our Ekiti daughter and Harvard graduate for winning a landmark legislative seat into the Minnesota state assembly. I just spoke to her proud parents from Aramoko Ekiti and extended the best wishes of all our people. JKF."
Nigerians took to the comment section to share their thoughts.
"Her parents' neighbors protested in the #EndSARS protest, did you call them to encourage them to advance the drive for demanding better policing and general good governance from the government?"
"This is sad. This cannot even be achieved in the state you govern. You leaders always felicitate with Nigerians who do well abroad but fail to create environments that are conducive for youths to attain similar heights."
"Your Ekiti daughter? Success has so many families, failure non. Did you create a platform where Nigerian youth aspiring to achieve this can? You rather improvish and deny your citizens education, yet you want to take the glory of a system which produced her. Nigeria saddens me."
"I doubt she would have won if she had contested for the State Assembly in Ekiti..."
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Legit.ng previously reported that 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.