Nigerian man, Oye Owolewa, has become the first person from the African country to be elected into the United States congress.
He will be elected as a shadow United States Representative out of the District of Columbia.
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.
“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.
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.