Oye Owolewa becomes first Nigerian man elected into US congress

Oye Owolewa, has made history becoming the first Nigerian man to be elected into the United States congress.

He will be elected as a shadow United States Representative out of the District of Columbia.

Oye Owolewa becomes first Nigerian man elected into US congress

Based on the results, Oye had 82.65% of the votes, which represents 135,234 votes against Joyce Robinson-Paul, who had 15,541 votes, and Sohaer Syed with 12,846 votes.

The victory of Oye Owolewa was disclosed by ABC 7 News via its Twitter handle early on Wednesday morning.

It tweeted,

“Democrat Oye Owolewa will be elected as a shadow U.S. Representative out of the District of Columbia.”

APC United Kingdom also congratulated him writing;

The first ��Nigerian-American to be elected to the ��US Congress emerged early on Wednesday morning with @followKWSG State born, Mr Oye Owolewa (@AdeoyeOwolewa) being elected as a Democrat to represent Washington D.C.

� CONGRATS �����

Oye Owolewa Biography

Oye Owolewa, whose father is from Kwara State and mother is from Oyo, is aiming for a ‘shadow’ (non-voting) seat in the House of Representatives.

Owolewa, a PhD holder in Pharmacy from the Northeastern University, Boston, is seeking to represent the District of Columbia under the Democratic Party.

If elected, the 30-year-old would be the first Nigerian congressman in the country’s history.

 

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