- A Nigerian man is set to enter the history books abroad as he recently declared interest in a political office in Canada
- The man identified as Shola Agboola, on Facebook, highlighted his service track record to the Canadian people while seeking support
- Nigerians took to the comment section to rally support for him, many others hailed him for his aspiration and congratulated him in advance
A Nigerian man has taken an audacious step and thrown his hat in the ring for a Canadian legislative house role.
Shola Agboola who has lived in Canada for more than 14 years has declared his intention to represent the district of Saint Vital at the House of Commons of Canada and is seeking to be nominated by his party, Conservative Party of Canada.
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Saint Vital, formerly known as Saint Boniface according to Wikipedia, is a federal electoral district in Winnipeg, Manitoba that covers the southern part of the city of Winnipeg.
Making a case for himself in a poster he shared on Facebook, Shola stated that he had worked in the Corrections Division of the Department of Justice for 14 years and has played an active role in the Conservative Party of Canada for more than 15 years.
Some of the roles he highlighted to have played in the party activities include being a riding president, policy proposal writer and campaign manager.
The public administration graduate from the University of Manitoba has already got an endorsement from Hon. Shelly Glover P.C. who was a former member of parliament under the same party, according to the poster he shared.
His declaration has sparked reactions from Nigerians as many hailed his courage and wished him success.
Olabisi Oluwasanmi commented:
''So impressive sir. You are at the verge of victory, I am very sure your success is in the bag by God grace. Very proud of you sir. Congratulations!"
Iyabo Opere said:
"Way to go brother. I am extremely proud of you, and your passion for community service. Success all the way Insha Allah."
John Matyi wrote:
"Glad you are taking this opportunity to make life better for Manitobans! Wishing you all the best Shola -StB /StV is luck to have some one like you on the ballot. Ps I always said I would vote for you!"
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a Nigerian man had won an election in the US Congress.
The 31-year-old politician ran on the platform of the Democratic Party to represent Washington DC in the House of Representatives.
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After the news of his victory was shared by @APCUKingdom, Nigerians took to the comment section to congratulate their own.
Adeoye Owolewa's election made him the first Nigerian to achieve such a feat.
Victor Duru is a Legit.ng journalist with more than three years of working experience in the media industry. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Management Studies from Imo State University, where he was a Students' Union Government Director of Information. Victor is a Human Interest Editor, Strategic Content Creator and a Google-certified Digital Marketer. Connect with him on Twitter @DuruCVictor2