Two Nigerians Secure Victory in Ongoing US General Election
Celebrations envelope Nigeria as two of her citizens emerge victorious in the ongoing elections in the United States of America.
In a landslide victory, Owolewa won his USA congressional seat over his Republican counterparts representing the Washington DC metropolis in the USA House of Representatives with 82.65% of votes which represents 135,234 votes.
Oye Owolewa, a Nigerian born Democrat, hails from Omu-Aran Local Government Area of Kwara State, Nigeria.
He is a Ph.D holder In Pharmacy from the Northeastern University, Boston USA and represents the District of Colombia under the Democratic party.
The second Nigerian to win at the US November polls is Ms Esther Agbaje, 35, who contested to represent District 59B in the Minnesota House of Representatives on the platform of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, an affiliate of the US Democratic Party, is a Nigerian-born American.
Agbaje’s victory makes her the first Nigerian-American in the Minnesota legislature.
It is expected that more Nigerians will win their polls in the ongoing national elections in US as Nine Nigerians are in the race and the outcome of seven others are still being expected.